Attleboro students released early Wednesday to avoid flash flood threat

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WLNE) — Students across Attleboro’s school district were released an hour early Wednesday to avoid the threat of flash flooding.

The region has seen roughly a foot of rainfall in the past three days.

Parents and guardians outside of Brennan Middle School in Attleboro said their children were in ankle-deep water Monday.

“Kids were out there crying their heads off,” said one grandmother picking up her grandson. “I couldn’t get to his house the next morning. County Street was blocked… it took me an hour and a half to get 5 minutes.”

One neighbor in the area told ABC 6, “I think it inconvenienced a lot of parents. They’re letting them out an hour early… What’s an hour?”
Attleboro’s superintendent David Sawyer explained in a statement, “Our hope is to get everyone hope safely before there might be issues similar to what we experienced earlier this week.”
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