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Severe storm damages Tallahassee schools

Posted at 7:16 PM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 19:16:26-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Signage along the back fence of FSU High school now in need of serious repair after storms sent the sheet metal to the ground.

FSU High was not alone in taking a hit from those storms.

Just across the street at John Paul II Catholic School, students helped re-secure banners that had been blown off of their baseball dugout, some wading through light flooding as they made their way across campus.

And while ABC 27 wasn't able to reach the Tallahassee Classical School, downed trees blocked a portion of Tram Road for drivers heading toward the school. Officers said the school's electricity and phone lines were out due to the storm.

Thankfully, there were no reports of injuries in either case.

FSU Schools Superintendent Stacy Chambers said that's thanks in part to the COVID-safe preparations they made for situations just like this.

"We spaced kids out in a way that tried to keep the social distancing going," said Chambers. "So, we have practiced those during our drills. Kids keep their masks on. You know obviously, in a situation like this you can socially distance up against a wall and you can spread out and just to make sure that you're still safe and up against a structure that's going to protect you so we kept our protocols in place."

FSU Schools suspended lunches and did not allow students to travel off-campus for on the job training or dual enrollment activities Wednesday.

Practices and games on Wednesday were canceled to ensure safety.