Lightning strikes New Carlisle Elementary School

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All students and faculty are safe after New Carlisle Elementary School was potentially struck by lightning, officials said.

Superintendent Paula Crew wrote in a post to the district’s Facebook page to make the parents of students in the summer school and migrant summer school aware of the situation.

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“We want to make you aware of a potential lightning strike that occurred recently at New Carlisle Elementary. Everyone is safe,” Crew wrote.

The New Carlisle Fire Department was called immediately to the school as a precaution to check out the building and ensure everyone was safe.

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“The fire department came and checked out the situation and believe lightning traveled across the roof and came through an outlet in the ceiling, which caused it to smoke a little bit and they saw sparks,” Crew said.

The fire department checked the situation and no damage or injuries were reported.

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