District 214 Website Down, Elk Grove High School Power Failure, Rolling Meadows Fire Alarm Add Woes To -20°F Wind Chill, Elk Grove Village

Elk Grove Village police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:38 AM Thursday to an activated fire/trouble alarm at Elk Grove High School, 500 Elk Grove Boulevard Elk Grove Village, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a fire/trouble alarm and apparently discovered a power failure.

The first Elk Grove High School-related tweets on Twitter mentioned a power failure at about 11:05 a.m. There were no posts on District 214's official Twitter account as of 4:00 p.m. There was one tweet that referred to a weather update "from our superintendent" with a link. Unfortunately, the District 214 website is apparently overloaded. After 30 minutes and counting, the referred page would not load. The front page at District 214 was inaccessible from at least 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. when checked.

District 214's Facebook page also had a link to the weather update letter from the superintendent, but that link was also inaccessible. The Facebook page did not have any updates.

It was not known as of 4:15 p.m. Thursday why no personnel at District 214 were able to copy and paste the superintendent's letter as a Facebook timeline post to adapt to the failure of the website. It is also not known why District 214 did not use social media (Facebook and Twitter) as an alternative to update the status of the Elk Grove High School power failure, or the status of a chemistry experiment that caused an activated fire alarm at Rolling Meadows High School, which caused evacuation of some people into 3°F weather with a wind chill of -20°F at about 12:34 p.m.

Meanwhile students and parents reported that electricity and heat were not working at Elk Grove High School later morning early afternoon.

District 25 and District 59 schools were closed today. St James, Our Lady of Wayside, and St Peter Lutheran schools were closed today.

St Viator opened late today. Christian Liberty Academy as open all day.

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