MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/ Fox 24)- Travis Elementary students didn’t expect to have an early dismissal on their first day of classes.
“When I was in the class I just heard a loud bump,” Yaiza Martinez says. “Then suddenly all of the lights turned off.”
Lights went out immediately since an 18-wheeler pulled down two power lines near the school.
The incident caused the school to dismiss the students very early, and some students didn’t handle the news lightly.
“When this happened I was kind of bummed out,” Anthony Hoppins says. “Because we weren’t doing any work, so I thought we were going to be doing fun stuff for the rest of the day.”
Many student’s parents had to leave work and pick up their kids.
Although many parents declined to comment on camera, one parent did say the truck driver should be more careful when driving through school zones.
The truck driver of Saia declined to comment on-camera. There were at least eight school buses ready to pick up students who didn’t have a parent to pick their kids up immediately.
Students who didn’t get picked up had the buses take them to Ector College Prep Success Academy.