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Sumter schools re-open

March 7, 2007

Americus -- Sumter County schools re-opened Wednesday for the first time since Thursday's tornado.

At Sara Cobb Elementary School. students in Mrs. Faulkner's fourth grade art class drew pictures to tell their tornado stories.

Of the school system's 5468 students, only 268 were absent Wednesday. Faculty came in early to get counseling for themselves first and then instruction on how to deal with students who may be traumatized.

School social worker Kim Merritt said "allow the kids the opportunity to vent. Whether it's drawing, telling a story, however, just let the kids be able to tell their story."

Assistant Principal Yvonne Williams  Iverson said "as soon as routine sets in, we find that the children want to know where are my friends, where is my teacher, how are they doing. As soon as we can put some normalcy in their lives it's better."

 Some of the classes went outside to fly kites. Tornado winds damaged much of their town, but they can still learn from the winds as well.

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