Thursday, December 06, 2007

Blackout

My classroom was dark for most of the first two periods yesterday morning. Apparently UE was having some problems with the lines that ran to the school. The lack of fluorescent lighting combined with an overcast sky made for some very dark classrooms.

Weird stuff happens in a blackout. Even if only lasts for an hour and a half.

While the lights were out:

A student across the hall spontaneously puked all over Mr. Sheffield's floor without even trying to get out of her seat or make it toward the trash can.

A student in Ms. Winfred's class launched into an uncontrollable screaming fit that lasted for the better part of 5 minutes.

A student in one of the classrooms at the far end of the 4th floor hall passed out and had to be wheeled out by the EMT students on a wheeled medical cot.

Then the lights came on just in time for third period. The rest of the day was normal. As normal as any day can be in a Public High School.

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