The latest forecasts predict Hurricane Irma will hit west of the Triangle, but that’s not stopping Wake County students from begging the district to cancel class.
Some students took to Twitter this week in an effort to persuade school leaders. They were unsuccessful, and the school system’s Twitter account responded to some tweets with its usual sass.
Joseph, with the twitter handle @1800callmax, apparently worried about the infrastructure of Fuquay-Varina High School.
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Austin Wayne Waller, @Austinwaynewall, tweeted he wanted to spend time with his parents before Irma hit, to which Wake replied sarcastically: “Boy, please.”
T. Keung Hui, education reporter for The News & Observer, reminded students that missed days might ruin their Halloween and weekend plans in October.
Wake shared Hui’s tweet, which spawned a swirl of memes and comments.
Funny tweets aside, North Carolina could face dangerous conditions from the storm. Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency Tuesday.
Irma is expected to weaken into a tropical storm when it reaches the state, and the center of the storm will most likely pass through western North Carolina, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The forecast on Friday predicted the Triangle will get a few inches of rain and moderate winds next week.
So, plan to be in school Monday morning. Maybe bring an umbrella.