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Central Indiana school districts dismiss late due to storms

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INDIANAPOLIS -

Schools around central Indiana delayed dismissals Friday afternoon because of the storm threat.

Hamilton Southeastern parents received notices from the district that their students would be held in schools until the storms passed. Hamilton and Boone counties were under tornado warnings at dismissal time.

At Lapel Elementary, Principal Woody Fields was tracking Channel 13 weather reports in his office lobby Friday afternoon.

"It just looked like the time frame, the way it was moving, that about the middle of our bus routes, that storm looked like it might be hitting," said Fields. "We just didn't think that was a safe move for the kids."

So Fields held students in the safety of their classrooms for about a half-hour.

"It was almost like night. It was raining real hard," said fifth grade student Abby Helterbrand.

Helterbrand's mother, Genny, was happy about the delayed dismissal. She said Fields "does a great job with watching the weather. I'd just soon sit here and wait for awhile than try to get them out in the middle of all that."

Brownsburg delayed for at least 30 minutes. Avon also held students for 15 minutes until the storms passed. Carmel-Clay and Noblesville also kept students until it was safe.

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