Smoke was seen coming from an area of Taft Elementary’s new classroom addition area shortly after 2pm this afternoon. North lincoln Fire District firefighters pulled up to determined the smoke was coming from an electrical transformer in the new section. Power to the school was turned off, all the students were rounded up, put on buses and sent home at their regular time with notes attached explaining to parents what happened.
No injuries or damage. The school district expect repairs to be complete in time for school to begin at the normal time tomorrow. So, there IS school in the morning at Taft Elementary. No word on what caused the transformer to overheat.