Originally Posted by VCURamFan
When I was a kid, they wouldn't let out just because of a threat, but as soon as that first snowflake hit the ground, they were throwing us out like the building was on fire!
The only weather day I ever remember getting as a kid came when it got so cold the pipe burst at the school. Never snowed much when I was little either. But with my kids every time there is a possibility of snow or ice they cancel school and it never gets bad.
But I was really talking about schools closing over the possibilty of tornadic activity.
A few years ago a school in Alabam decided to close over an appoaching line of storms that cause tornados in Mississippi. Well the school waited and released kids once the weather got bad and a tornado hit the build a few minutes after dismissal cause 16 students and teachers to die. But all 16 where in the gym which they were walking through to get to the parking lot to avoid the rain. Some kids who were still in the school build took cover in the hall and only minors injuries from debris flying around occured. Had school not been let out all the kids would have been in the hall - none in the gym - and no one would have been injured. Well that horrible event has lead schools to closing at every little possible threat. I think it is way more dangerous than keeping the kids at school.