Power Outages Close Tarrant County Schools

NBC 5 News

Several Arlington schools were forced to close Friday after severe storms hit the city Thursday evening.

Arlington ISD

Arlington Independent School District official Leslie Johnston said several of their campuses will be closed Friday.

Classes were canceled at all 75 campuses that were still without power Friday morning, Johnston said.

Grand Prairie ISD

District officials said they will release South Grand Prairie High School students early.

Head Start Program

The Head Start Program closed four schools in Fort Worth and two in Arlington due to power outage, officials said.

Mansfield ISD

James Coble Middle School is the only Mansfield Independent School District campus to be closed today, officials said.

University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington will also be closed Friday because of a partial power outage, school officials said.

All Friday classes were canceled and all offices will be closed after severe storms knocked out the university's power Thursday, university Assistant Vice President for Media Relations Kristin Sullivan said. The university's Fort Worth Center and Research Institute will also will be closed. All daytime activities are canceled as well.

The E.H. Hereford University Center and Dining Services will be open. Events and activities scheduled for Friday evening will likely proceed on schedule, Sullivan said. The university should be open for all classes and campus operations Saturday.

All classes are closed at the Newman Inernational Academy of Arlington, according to Assistant Superintendent Betty Sims.

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