• Winter storm forces students back to class Saturday

    By: Eric Philips


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - This week's winter storm ruined Saturday plans for thousands of children in the Charlotte area.

    Students in Cabarrus, Lincoln and Watauga counties had to go to class Saturday.

    It was a sacrifice for everyone to head to school on a day when they'd normally be taking a break. But most parents at Rock Springs Elementary School in Lincoln County told Channel 9 they were in favor.

    “It's a little inconvenient but it gives a chance for the kids to get back in school since they were off for three days this week,” said one parent.

    “Good, good. Kids need to stay in school,” said another.

    It was the same story in Cabarrus County, where students were also making the rare Saturday trip to school at Northwest Cabarrus Middle School.

    “It really doesn't bother me as long as they're getting their education,” said Lorie Hiers, a parent.

    “I wasn't surprised. I knew the kids had to have a certain amount of hours so I wasn't surprised,” said another parent, Devonne Madibo.

    “The education for me is the most important thing. Whether it's a Satuday or a Sunday doesn't matter,” said Joaquin Demoreta.

    There was a bright side for students attending Saturday school -- it was only a four hour session as opposed to a full day.

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