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Shelbyville High School lost power Thursday morning for the second time in a week. Students were released for the day.

For the second time in a week, the power went out at Shelbyville High School on Thursday morning. The power went out last Friday afternoon, forcing a basketball game to be rescheduled.

“We believe that today’s power outage is related,” said Shelbyville School Superintendent Shane Schuricht. “I was informed that there will no electrical power for the remainder of the day, so the high school students were released. Students at Moulton Middle School, Main Street Elementary and the kindergarten students are still having classes.”

Schuricht said that the kindergarten classes, which are housed in a separate hallway in the high school building, were moved across the street to the First Baptist Church.

“It was very nice of them to make their building available for the kindergarten classes,” Schuricht said.

Schuricht was asked about the extent of the problem.

“I don’t know,” Schuricht said. “We have had Ameren in, Mechanical Inc., and Bodine Electric, the whole crew.”

He was asked how students would know if there are classes on Friday.

“We will send out an “all call” and post it to our district facebook,” Schuricht said.

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