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Parents allowed to pull kids out of Bedford Co. schools for solar eclipse

(MGN Online)

BEDFORD Co., Va. (WSET) -- Glasses aren't free and we need help, that's the message the Bedford County School superintendent wants you to have as they prepare for the solar eclipse.

Dr. Doug Schuch says other school systems have gotten donations to cover the special glasses you need to see it and they are hoping the same thing happens to them.

He says right now their goal is to keep the kids safe.

"We are asking our schools, high schools, middle schools, to explain to them the science behind the solar eclipse, because who knows when, if ever, they will ever experience this in their lifetime," Schuch said.

Dr. Schuch said they are minimizing outdoor activities based off when the NASA website says it's most dangerous that day, which is between 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

That means no recess or PE classes.

They also told parents if they want to pull their kids out of school so they can go see the eclipse, they can do it without any consequences.

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