Snow days are not something school principals look forward to. Too many of them can create a problem with the academic year. However, Linwood Roberts, Staunton River Middle School's principal, felt that closing the school Thursday and Friday was a blessing this time.
Roberts said that, when school opened Monday, not all the students knew that one of their classmates had died the weekend before. News of Brandon Wheeler's death was an emotional shock to them.
"They are taking it hard," Roberts said. "He had a lot of friends. So, it's been a hard time here."