BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - Students of Gorenflo Elementary School will return to class Friday after Thursday’s cancellation.
According to Biloxi Fire Chief Joe Boney, the air conditioning unit at the school overheated, causing smoke, but no flame ever ignited.
Boney could not confirm or deny if lightning struck the unit, which was originally reported by the school district.
While students did not report to school, Jennifer Pyron with the Biloxi School District said teachers and staff were at the school Thursday.
We will update this report as more information is made available.