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BREAKING NEWS: RCS Early College Will Dismiss Early Monday Due to Solar Eclipse

HAMLET — With a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse occurring Monday, August 21, Richmond County Schools has announced a change in the district’s Early College schedule.

Per the office of superintendent Dr. Cindy Goodman, RCS’ public information officer Briana Goins informed┬áThe Richmond Observer┬áthat Early College students will be dismissed from class and sent home at 12 p.m. With Richmond Count being expected to experience the solar eclipse around 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, there are possible dangers pertaining to the event.

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In a released statement, RCS noted that, “Student safety is always our first priority. Please be advised, a projection technique or a special solar filter must be used to safely view the total solar eclipse.”

For more information on the change in the Early College’s schedule, please contact Goins at (910) 582-5860.

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Kyle Pillar is a 16-time North Carolina Press Association award-winning sports editor with The Richmond Observer. Follow the sports department on Twitter @ROSports_ for the best in-depth coverage of Richmond County sports.