Lightning Strike at Tabor

In the early morning hours, around 1:00 am on Friday, May 26, there was a lightning strike on the Tabor Academy campus that struck a roof peak on a faculty residence. There was a small fire to which the Marion Fire Department responded and extinguished quickly. There was some damage to the home, in which no students occupied. The family living in the residence was unharmed. We are grateful that no one was injured, and for the quick response and effectiveness of our local fire and police who were on the scene.

In a note to parents, John Quirk, Head of School shared, “I am grateful to report that there were no injuries. There was a small roof fire and there is some damage to the building. Though the house itself is not attached to any student dormitories, the surge of the strike did set off a number of fire alarms in other buildings and a number of dorms nearby. The Fire Department (which is only a hundred yards away from where the strike happened) responded quickly and professionally, as always, and our own Plant Operations staff were also on the scene quickly.”

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