Huntsville High clock stops ticking, no time-traveling teens in sight

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – They say a broken clock is right twice a day and that is literally the case at Huntsville High School where for the past several years the clock right above the front entrance has been stuck at 10:35.

“It’s always 10:35 when you’re walking up these big steps.”

Principal Mark Mincher has worked at the school for going on 3 years.

“It’s unique, but as far as what it would take to fix it, I have no idea,” Mincher said standing on the front steps of the decade-old school.

The clock is admittedly a minor feature, easily overlooked during bustling school days. It stopped ticking years ago – nobody is exactly sure when – and not much has been done about it since.

“I do notice it a couple times during the year and think “‘y’know I should get that fixed,’ and then I forget about it,” laughed Mincher.

One neighbor said he’s seen maintenance crews attempt to fix it in the past, but the clock never seemed able to keep ticking. A spokesman for the district postulated, the parts needed to fix the clock may be hard to find or expensive.

Mincher says he’ll run it by maintenance one more time, but if that doesn’t work, he’ll try an alternative method –

“We can get Doc Brown to come back from Back to the Future and see if he can fix it!”

School leaders say they are not sure what caused the clock to stop working, but they assure us there have not been any Deloreans hanging out in front of Huntsville High School.