Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover schools release students after multiple tornado warnings

Posted at 2:44 PM, Sep 17, 2018

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Local school districts delayed releasing students Monday afternoon due to Tornado Warnings and multiple tornadoes across Central Virginia.

Chesterfield Schools informed parents Monday afternoon that school buses will be delayed as parts of the county were under a Tornado Warning.

"All buses are being delayed currently due to a tornado warning issued for Chesterfield County," a schools spokesperson wrote in an email to parents. "Middle school buses that had departed already, have been sent back to school or to a closest safe structure."

"Parent pickup is still an option except in schools. Make sure the pickup person is on the emergency card for pick ups and has photo ID," school officials tweeted.

After tornado warnings expired, students were released by bus, to parents, and student drivers were released as well.

Chesterfield Schools canceled all afternoon and evening activities due to the storm.

Officials with Henrico also kept students in school until the tornado warning expired in the area.

“When the tornado warning is lifted, school buses will transport students’ home, beginning with the middle school routes that were delayed. That will be followed by high school routes,” officials wrote.

“If you wish to pick up your student personally you may do so by following normal student pick-up procedures *after* the tornado warning is lifted. Please be patient as there will be many parents interested in doing this.”

Henrico Public Schools have also cancelled all after-school activities for Monday, Sept. 17.

Richmond City Public Schools held all students and buses until all Tornado Warning expired in the area.

“Parents who normally pick up their children are advised to wait until the tornado warning is lifted,” wrote Superintendent Jason Kamras on Twitter.

This is a developing story. Parents and students can send news tips, photos, and video here.



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