Monday, 03 May 2021 14:34

Richmond County schools dismiss early due to weather

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County Schools are dismissing a little early Monday due to the threat of severe weather.

Richmond County Schools posted to its Facebook page that all schools would be dismissing no later than 2:30 and that all afternoon activities have been canceled.

Monroe Avenue Elementary was on lockdown and school officials said would remain so until given an “all clear” by law enforcement.

There is no indication that the lockdown has yet been lifted.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for Richmond County, as well as Mecklenburg, Union, Anson, Cabarrus, Stanly, Montgomery, and Scotland counties.

The watch also extends southward through central South Carolina — including Chesterfield County — and parts of northeastern Georgia.

One person was reportedly killed in Georgia on Monday after power lines fell on the victim’s vehicle.

UPDATE: 2:54 P.M.

Richmond County Schools Public Information Officer Jasmine Hager said Monroe Avenue would also be dismissing early.


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