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Storm damage shuts down Safford schools until Oct. 24

Posted at 12:23 PM, Oct 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-11 15:42:34-04

In response to severe storm damage over the weekend, Safford Unified School District has closed all its schools until Oct. 24.

The area received as much as six inches of hail.

Superintendent Ken VanWinkle made the announcement on the district website.

In the post, VanWinkle writes "In order to make sure our schools are safe for students and on the advice of all of those directly involved, Safford Schools will be closed from Tuesday, Oct. 11th through Friday, Oct. 21st. Our plan is to reopen schools on Monday, Oct. 24th. Buses will run on a regular schedule that day."