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Cumberland County Schools release students early because of bad weather


Cumberland County Schools released students one hour early Wednesday because of the threat of bad weather, according to a statement on the district’s website.

The National Weather Service warned that severe thunderstorms, dangerous wind gusts and possible tornadoes will pass through the Cumberland County region Wednesday afternoon, the statement said.

School officials decided “out of an abundance of caution” to release students and employees an hour early, the statement said.

The decision affects staff members at all schools and all district offices.

Students enrolled in classes at Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville Technical Community College and College Connections were advised to contact their instructors for additional guidance, according to the statement.

The district’s Prime Time Before & After School Program remained open two hours after the release time at each school.

All athletic events and after-school activities scheduled for Wednesday were canceled or rescheduled, the statement said.

For updates, check the district’s website, https://www.ccs.k12.nc.us/.

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