Students stay the night at Homewood MS

Homewood Middle School

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (WIAT) — Tuesday’s snow and ice caught almost everyone in Alabama off guard, which left parents scrambling to schools to retrieve their kids.

At Homewood Middle School, 20 students couldn’t make it home, so they spent their time at the school. They enjoyed snacks from the concession stand, played kickball in the gym, and watched movies in the cafeteria.

Many of those who were stuck at the school didn’t mind the extra hours at school.

“I want to be home when I sleep, but I guess it’s cool just to say I’ve spent a night at school,” said Makiah Mickle Powe.

The cold temperatures didn’t guarantee the roads would be any better on Wednesday, which meant the school could keep some students for another day.

Makiah’s excitement to stay at school dwindles a bit at that thought.

“All I have is the clothes I wore to school today and my P.E. clothes, but they have a washer and dryer here,” she said. “I guess we can all just rotate.”

No matter how long the stay, school administrators are ready to take care of the kids and do whatever they need to keep them safe.

2014 WIAT-TV CBS42

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