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Rain Leads To School Closing In Clay County

Reported by: Send eMail Dan Matics
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Dec. 6, 2013 8:42 PM EST

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Clay County , West Virginia

It was hit and miss in Clay County when it came to high water Friday, but there was still the issue of making sure buses can get kids home safely in the areas that were seeing problems.

For those areas, it was better to be safe than sorry.

Second grader Dylan McCumbers wasn't ready to let the rain dampen his Friday, even though he admitted he was a little sad.

"I'm kind of a little depressed that we didn't have recess, but, when I get home, I'll probably get to play Mindcraft," he said.

McCumbers was among the thousands of kids across the area who got an early start to their weekend thanks to the threat of high water.

Officials said the decision to pull kids out of class that school is sometimes tough to make.

Parents echoed the same feelings as they picked their children up just a few hours after dropping them off.

"It's better to get them home before it floods, then they can't get home," one said.

Surprisingly, most of these kids said they were more concerned about missing recess than going home early.

But as for McCumbers, he was trying to find a bright side to all of it.

"You know, you get wet and have a little fun in the rain," he said.

School officials are urging parents to keep a close eye on Monday's conditions, because there could easily be some delays or closing then as this storm picks up.



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