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11,000 Students Spent Night in Ala. Public Schools

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- A spokesman for the state Department of Education says about 11,000 students spent Tuesday night at Alabama public schools.

Most of those were in the Birmingham area. Spokesman Michael Sibley says about 1,600 students remained at schools as of 2 p.m. Wednesday.

He says there are plans to get most of them home by Wednesday evening, but some students will have to spend a second night at school.

The students became stranded Tuesday when school buses couldn't get them home and parents couldn't drive to the schools.
At some schools, volunteers used four-wheel-drive vehicles to carry students and faculty home Wednesday. Law enforcement officers also carried students to their homes.


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