High Hills Elementary expected to be open on Friday


A Sumter elementary school on Shaw Air Force Base was closed Thursday due to a power outage.

After an underground electrical wire shorted and damaged a transformer that provides power to High Hills Elementary School, 4971 Frierson Road, the school was closed Thursday. The closure was announced Thursday morning by school officials.

On Thursday, electrical crews replaced wires and the electrical unit.

District officials were optimistic that power would be restored to the school late Thursday night and that the school will reopen on Friday.

If that changes, the district will make an announcement through Edulink, social media and the media by 5:30 a.m.