Hurricane Matthew closes many schools in the Tampa Bay area

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (WFLA) – Most kids in the Tampa Bay area will have Friday off because of Hurricane Matthew, except for students in Sarasota County, who will report to school.

School officials are concerned about high winds creating a dangerous situation for kids and buses.

Some schools will be opening their doors to evacuees from the east coast and Tampa Bay area.

WFLA News Channel 8 reporter Shannon Behnken has been gathering details about the school closures.


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