Mt. Vernon superintendent called to duty in hurricane-ravaged Florida

Dr. Shane Robbins is turning in his superintendent duties to help hurricane victims in Florida. (Submitted photo)
Mt. Vernon Superintendent headed to Fla to help with Irma
Mt Vernon superintendent deployed to Florida

FORTVILLE, Ind. (WTHR) - A central Indiana educator is heading south to help victims of Hurricane Irma.

Mt. Vernon Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins is also in the Army Reserves and was called into action. He's currently helping to evacuate patients in Florida who were affected by the powerful storm.

He says even though he's away from his family and job, he's happy to be helping.

"You have a chance to bring some comfort to people that are experiencing some of the most extreme circumstances, so it's an awesome opportunity to hopefully bring some of that relief to people," Robbins said.

Robbins has served in the Indiana National Guard since 1987, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel and serving as the Education Officer and Chief of Operations during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

The superintendent's tour in Florida is expected to last about a week.