Hundreds Of Kids In Atlanta Trapped At School In Bad Weather

While many schools in Eastern Carolina cancelled school Tuesday , students in Atlanta went to school. Hundreds of them have not made it home yet.

The NBC affiliate in Atlanta reports some students in Marietta, Cherokee County, Atlanta and Paulding County had to spend the night at school. Another bus that was trying to head home around noon Tuesday got stuck on the road.

A school spokesperson in Cherokee County issued the following statement:
Due to buses being stranded by weather, traffic or impassible roads, the Superintendent has authorized the Transportation Department to temporarily suspend bus services-Until our roads are made safer, it isn't prudent to continue to put students on buses at this time. Students who are at school will remain there safely; a parent or guardian can pick their child up if they are able to travel. Schools will be in direct communication with parents of those students still in their care and are prepared to shelter students as necessary this evening. School buses currently in service on a route will be attempting to complete those routes and deliver students.