UPDATE: Power restored to Crockett Middle School

ODESSA -- UPDATE: 9:24pm

ECISD officials say power is now restored to Crockett MS and school will start on time Thursday.

Crockett Middle School will be without power for the rest of the day after a shortage.

According to ECISD Public Information Officer Mike Adkins, around 2 p.m. the main switch gear on the campus shorted out, causing a loss of electricity.

Changing the school schedule to early dismissal would not have been possible, Adkins said, so instead the school made arrangements for students to finish their classes for the day.

Dismissal is scheduled to go on as usual.

According to Adkins, both the staff and students were able to handle the situation well.

Oncor is currently at the school working to fix the switch in time for school Thursday. According to Adkins, if Thursday's schedule needs to be adjusted an announcement will be made Wednesday night.