Power Surge Causes Technical Problems at SHS


Aidan Morley, Staff Writer

Although technical mishaps are not extraordinary at Scituate High School, the most recent has left students and staff without the use of printer functions or WiFi–two necessities for learning in the 21st century. 

The problem started on Friday, November 21st, as a feedback overload between switches killed the network that the district runs on. After a while, this fried the network, leaving internet functions down throughout the school district. On Saturday, November 22nd, a brief power outage caused a power surge that left virtual printers and copiers down through the school day on Monday, November 25th. As of now, it is unknown whether or not the two problems are related. 

IT professionals, such as the District Technology Coordinator, Richard Long, have been working throughout the day trying to isolate the issue and completely restore all functions to teachers and students. Students and teachers were inconvenienced during classes on Monday, but SHS students should expect their lessons and exams to remain as scheduled this week–unless they are instructed otherwise by their teachers.