Gorenflo Students Home from School After Lightning Strike Sparks Fire


Gorenflo students will not be going to school Thursday after what is believed to be a lightning strike sparked a fire at the Biloxi elementary school.

According to school district leaders, a fire broke out Wednesday evening after lightning struck an air conditioning unit at the school, causing a fire.

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Fortunately, fire fighters were able to get the fire under control soon after that lightning strike.

There’s no official word yet on just how much damage the fire caused, but school has been cancelled for Gorenflo students Thursday. Teachers, faculty, and staff will still report to work at Gorenflo. We’ll continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available and let you know when Gorenflo students are scheduled to return to class.