ATLANTA — School districts across the metro are releasing students early and canceling evening events over the potential for severe weather Wednesday afternoon.
Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Brad Nitz says the area is under a Level 3 of 5 risk for severe weather. Damaging wind gusts, localized flooding, and brief tornadoes are possible.
Here is a list of districts that are dismissing early or canceling events:
Atlanta Public Schools: All after-school and evening extra-curricular activities including athletics have been canceled.
Banks County Schools: students will be released at 2 p.m., all after-school activities canceled.
Clayton County Public Schools: schools will pivot to virtual learning Friday
Cobb County Schools: all after-school activities, except After School Program care, are canceled.
DeKalb County Schools: all after-school activities are canceled.
Gilmer County Schools: releasing students early.
Henry County Schools: Closed Friday.
Jackson County Schools: releasing students 30 minutes early, all after-school activities canceled.
Gwinnett County Public Schools: canceling all after-school extracurricular activities.
Marietta City Schools: all athletic and extra-curricular after-school activities are canceled.
Griffin-Spalding County Schools: Schools will be closed on Friday. Essential employees have been notified to report at 8:30 a.m. All other students and staff should remain home. All school activities are canceled.
Troup County Schools: All schools will be closed Friday. A decision concerning after-school activities will be made by noon.
Butts County Schools: All schools will be closed Friday. All essential employees should report at 8:30 a.m.
Newton County Schools: All schools and the central offices will be closed Friday.
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