HOLDEN -- The weather has not been kind to Holden, nor its teachers.

About 60 percent of the campus lost power Friday morning, Principal Kristin Rountree said.

All students are safe, and Entergy is on campus working to restore power, she said, and lunch is being served.

Meanwhile, lightning hit the homes of two teachers on Thursday, Rountree said.

There were no injuries, but one home suffered serious damage, she said.

The cafeteria had completed lunch except for fries when power was lost, the principal said, so a substitute was made and students would be fed. Lunch was brought to kindergarteners in their classrooms, while middle school and high school students would eat in the cafeteria, she said.

About 60 percent of the campus lost power at 9:15 a.m., Rountree said.

Once Entergy arrived, the crew had to cut power to the rest of the campus as it worked to fix the problem.

“They are working on it now,” she said at 11:30 a.m.

Once the power is restored, Rountree said she and her staff will do an assessment of the school, checking such things as computer servers, to see if anything was damaged.

Friday was a busy day at Holden, with testing and pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration, but Rountree had one regret.

“I wish I had my rubber boots. I left them at home,” she said.

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