Palm Beach schools close in response to hurricane

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Hurricane Matthew, now approaching the eastern seaboard, is seen here resembling a human skull. Photo courtesy of abc11.com.
Hurricane Matthew, now approaching the eastern seaboard, is seen here resembling a human skull. Photo courtesy of abc11.com.

With Hurricane Matthew’s devastating winds moving towards Florida and the Atlantic coast, Palm Beach County has closed all schools for Thursday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Oct. 7, in hopes to improve the safety for students. Atlantic Community High School will also serve as a shelter for those in need of a safe place within the next few days. The shelter will function in the gymnasium and the cafeteria, where food will also be provided. Schools will resume on Monday, Oct. 10, but for now, all afterschool and extracurricular activities will be postponed from Wednesday, Oct. 5 to Sunday, Oct. 9.  

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