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Turner Job Corps evacuates students

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September 14, 2004

Albany -- With Hurricane Ivan looming, Albany's Turner Job Corps training center evacuated students Tuesday afternoon.

863 students were put on 14 Greyhound Buses and sent home to ride out the Hurricane. School leaders worried about the windows in the student's dorms and felt it would be safer for them with their families.

 85-percent of the students are from Georgia. They rode to Atlanta, Macon, Savannah, and several other cities where their parents will pick them up.

Center Director Jennifer Young said "We wanted to err on the side of safety, and make sure our kids are safe. And figured the best thing to do was to get them home, either to the north or the east of the center."

No students from Florida or the Alabama coast were sent home. Nearly 200 students from areas in Ivan's path will stay at Turner Job Corps in this building with no windows.

The evacuated students are to report back Sunday night.

posted at 4:32 PM by jimw@walb.com