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Grafton school complex closed after electrical fire; date for reopening unknown

The York County School Division said there was extensive electrical damage to the complex which includes Grafton Middle and Grafton High schools.

YORKTOWN, Va. — The York County School Division (YCSD) said Tuesday it wasn't sure when the complex that's home to Grafton Middle and Grafton High schools would reopen. Both were closed after a fire there Monday caused extensive electrical damage.

School division spokeswoman Katherine Goff said in an email that the Grafton Complex would be closed through February 7, but that YCSD "does not have an anticipated date for re-opening the Complex." She added that staff members were working to address short-term and long-term instructional and facility needs.

In addition to no classes or school-day activities taking place, Goff said there would be no activities at the complex for the weekend.

Goff's email said that information regarding transportation options for Grafton High School students who participate in half-day, off-campus instructional programs – such as Governor’s School, New Horizons, SOA and NJROTC - during the school day had been attached to the email message sent to all families.

Coaches or program sponsors will contact students who participate in extra-curricular programs with events on February 5 through February 9 directly.

Principals will communicate directly with staff regarding work expectations through Sunday.

When York Fire and Life Safety crews got to the complex around 3:45 p.m. on Monday, they found heavy smoke and fire in an equipment room. The sprinkler system worked in controlling the fire.