GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Hampton Elementary school suffered significant damage after a tornado hit Greensboro.
It along with a number of schools suffered extensive damage. The Guilford County Schools system has now closed all schools for Monday due to the damage. Danville County Schools are delayed 2 hours Monday. Guilford Preparatory Academy is closed and Piedmont Classical High School is delayed 2 hours.
Guilford County Schools Superintendent, Sharon Contreras, said they are working to help make sure students impacted will get food services.
She also said, “My thoughts are with the parents and we’re going to get through this. The significant damage to the schools was just shocking. We are going to make certain that the children are back in school as quickly as possible.”
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Contreras also said due to the significant damage at Hampton Elementary it's "unlikely they will be back in the school facility for the remainder of this year."
State Superintendent Mark Johnson issued the following statement after talking to Guilford County Superintendent Sharon Contreras about all the schools damaged by severe weather:
“The recent severe weather in North Carolina has affected families and schools. This evening I talked to Superintendent Contreras in Guilford County and assured her that we at the Department of Public Instruction will help in any way we can. We will be reaching out to other affected school districts Monday as well.“