JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — 3:29 P.M. UPDATE:
Trinity Christian Academy announced Monday afternoon that school will start Thursday, August 15.
TCA sent the following statement:
On Monday, Trinity Christian Academy was forced to cancel all of its first day of school classes.
Janell Lancaster's 9-year-old daughter, Ayana Parker, was looking forward to the first day of school at Trinity Christian Academy.
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"She was already dressed and all ready for school and I said, 'You did everything?' She said, 'Yes ma'am, I'm just waiting on you to wake up,' so she was so excited," Lancaster said.
Lancaster looked down and saw the notifications on her phone and she had to break the news to her daughter.
"She was like, 'Wait, what?' I was like, 'Yeah baby, you're not going to be able to go,'" Lancaster said.
"I was looking forward to seeing my friends and surprising them and all of that," Ayana Parker said.
Parents told Action News Jax they got an alert early Monday morning that classes would be cancelled at Trinity Christian Academy because the power was out.
Staff members told us it happened because of a lightning strike.
The school sent out a tweet saying that last night, a storm took out the power on campus.
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Parents said they drove by in the morning and it was pitch black.
Action News Jax tried calling Trinity Christian Academy but got no answer, and we also went on campus and spoke with the school's security staff, who told us that no one was in the building, but they have contractors looking into the power outage.
We reached out to JEA, and they told us they aren't responsible for the school's power because the campus owns its own equipment on its side of the meter.
Still, parents like Lancaster are hopeful.
"We'll start over again tomorrow, same game plan, hopefully everything's fixed so we can do this tomorrow," she said.
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