Some students stay the night during the storm

GW Carver High School

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Nine students from George Washington Carver High School were stranded during Alabama’s recent winter storm.

Cheyenne, Katelynn and Tiffany used to just ride the same bus.

Now they’re part of a special club: those who stayed overnight at the school.

Out of more than 900 students at GW Carver High School, one unfortunate bus driver couldn’t make it up the hill, leaving the students with one unforgettable sleepover.

However, Tiffany Renfroe says it was a scary time once she learned her mom was also stranded on 280.

Principal Charles Willis Junior says the school was prepared with food and blankets for the brave nine students left in the school to sleep in the teachers lounge overnight.

All three girls say the love and support shown by teachers and staff while they were stranded has left a lasting impression.

And Renfroe’s mother was eventually rescued after 18 hours stuck in her car.

The students had four hot meals during their overnight stay.

Nine other adults were on campus the whole time to make sure everyone was safe and sound.

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