Weather Outlook Prompts Kansas Schools To Move Proms

By: AP Posted By: Stephanie Schultz
By: AP Posted By: Stephanie Schultz

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Saturday's threat of powerful tornadoes has
administrators at some Kansas high schools taking no chances with
student safety.

KSNW-TV reports at least three high schools in south-central
Kansas are moving their Saturday night proms to safer locations.

Goddard High School's prom had been planned for a hall in
Wichita. But principal Doug Birdwell says administrators decided
Friday to hold it in the school itself, where students can take
shelter in safe rooms if needed.

Maize and Valley Center high schools are also moving their proms
to buildings with FEMA storm shelters.

Those measures would make sense to residents of Hoisington,
where a massive tornado struck without warning on April 21st, 2001.
Students attending prom at Hoisington High School huddled in the
basement as the twister tore the roof off the building.


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