The school starts serving breakfast at 7:30 a.m., with classes beginning at 7:50 a.m.
Northeast Principal Kim Norton said she heard there might have been more than one train blocking the various crossings.
“We had some staff caught by the train, and we had a group of students on two school buses that were late,” she said.
“We had some teachers that were stopped for a good hour and 15 or 20 minutes,” Norton said.
Even though the scheduled breakfast time was over when the two busloads of children finally arrived at the school, the students still were allowed to get their meal.
“The students weren’t denied breakfast. They hurried up, and we had everyone in class by 8 a.m.,” Norton said. “They handled it very well.”
Staff reporter Mary Wicoff contributed to this story.