Bitter Cold Temperatures In The Forec...

Bitter Cold Temperatures In The Forecast; Schools Closed Across WV

There are 90 comments on the WCHS-TV Charleston story from Jan 6, 2014, titled Bitter Cold Temperatures In The Forecast; Schools Closed Across WV. In it, WCHS-TV Charleston reports that:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. With bitter cold temperatures being forecast for much of the Eyewitness News viewing area, many of West Virginia's county school systems have canceled class for Monday.

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Since: Jul 12

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#22 Jan 7, 2014
dummies wrote:
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What's wrong with having kindergarten students stand out in wind chill of -15. Duh. You so called tough guys are stupid.
Well, I'm not a guy, and I had the same experience as Scooby. I walked a mile to school every day, regardless of inclement weather. I think doing things you don't necessarily want to do because you have to do them gives you a can-do attitude that separates the mice from men. Being smart is nice, but being strong is even better.
sarah

Hockessin, DE

#23 Jan 7, 2014
Leave the little kids alone they even shut down WVSOM. It's real nice to call kids names then you wonder where they get their bullying from

Since: Jul 12

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#25 Jan 7, 2014
sarah wrote:
Leave the little kids alone they even shut down WVSOM. It's real nice to call kids names then you wonder where they get their bullying from
I'm not calling anybody names. I'm just questioning the reasoning behind the school closings. There's a marked difference between the kids of this generation and those previous, and in some instances, the difference isn't a good thing. It's only natural to wonder "Why?"
And on a side note, bullying stems from insecurity, an inability to see your own self-worth. Instead of turning inward and questioning their own lack of self-confidence they lash out at those who clearly possess qualities that they, themselves, wish they had. They believe it's easier to tear someone else down than to build themselves up. Bullying is a result of laziness and a lack of self insight, and when you're speaking of children, it's a result of poor parenting.
sarah

Hockessin, DE

#26 Jan 7, 2014
I did not say you Greenbrier Valley Girl but various people were calling kids names.
daren

Hockessin, DE

#27 Jan 7, 2014
Reasoning behind is deadly temperature they advise bring your pets in so why put a child out at a bus stop where they can get frost bite ect.
ohyes

Smoot, WV

#28 Jan 7, 2014
Years ago I went to school in cold weather and didn't have the same cold weather gear they have today, BUT I"m glad children don't have to go to school on these brutal, cold days. With consolidation kids have to travel farther than they did in my day (there were 13 high schools in Gbr. Co. in my day). I am SO VERY GLAD they don't have to get out and freeze in the cold now.

Since: Aug 13

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#29 Jan 7, 2014
daren wrote:
Reasoning behind is deadly temperature they advise bring your pets in so why put a child out at a bus stop where they can get frost bite ect.
Those of us that went to school in this kind of weather and managed just fine and didn't get frostbite is why they should put a child out to catch the bus. There's just way too much quit in people now days.
ITIMAMOBIWW

Salisbury, MD

#30 Jan 7, 2014
!!!! NEWS FLASH !!!!

IT'S WINTER

Charleston is not what it used to be.

Back in the day, they sent kids to school if it was - still - standing.
Forget about heat, water,- food or air.
We had to go while they were re-building the building.
Jack hammers, heavy equipment, hammers, paint, drilling, cutting, etc.- with 4 separate grades gathered in an auditorium, all being taught simultaneously.
We didn't get hard hats or steel toed boots - or, noth'n.

When it snowed we went to school.
When it was cold we went to school.
With no roads plowed, no buses running - we walked, in loafers with slick soles.

We played on playgrounds paved with gravel.
We climbed 2 story tall steel tubular structures with floors made of concrete to break our falls.(that was at a church)

We gleefully played outside in the nuclear fallout from above ground nuclear tests,- cuz, we had been trained to hide under our highly flammable desks in case of nuclear attack.
This all made sense to some one.

Then there was the air.
Charleston - nestled in the Kanawha valley - was home to every chemical company known to man. They made the binaries and trinaries for nerve gas, napalm, bug spray, DDT, nitro-glycerin, teflon, and every carcinogen known to man. The air was a semi-solid. You could take a deep breath and chip a tooth.

Then there was the water.
The Kanawha river was a flowing sewer in its more pristine sections.
Once it passed the chemical plants, forget about it.
It could dissolve the hull on a fibreglass boat.
But, up stream where it only had to suffer the city, it was still able to support some more rugged life forms.
Granted, most people would not prize a two headed carp,- but, hell -- it was alive. It was always a surprise to find some thing "alive" in there - regardless of the missing or extra parts.

John Denver never sang about that stuff.

So, now the kids get to stay home when it is cold in winter.
(who knew?)

whatever...

btw...
at night it is dark
in summer it is hot.
It's been known to rain when it gets cloudy.

Sooner or later, they'll have to go back.
real

Charleston, WV

#31 Jan 7, 2014
Year ago there were schools in every town. The commute to schools did not take 30 minutes to an hour. If you have ever been on a school bus you should know that they do not heat evenly. The students sitting in the front get heat the ones in the back get very little. If a bus were to break down those kids could be in real danger. Yes this generation does have problems. They are being raised in a world where people can't speak their opinions due to our liberal sissy standards, but sub zero conditions is a real fear and something to really worry about.
real

Charleston, WV

#32 Jan 7, 2014
I have just read facebook post of people having livestock freeze to death. You people keep on arguing about how we should be sending small children out in this cold. I'm sure a day of school is worth a kids life!
Galileo

Tucker, GA

#33 Jan 7, 2014
Before you criticize our younger generation, remember who raised them.
yeah

United States

#34 Jan 7, 2014
real wrote:
I have just read facebook post of people having livestock freeze to death. You people keep on arguing about how we should be sending small children out in this cold. I'm sure a day of school is worth a kids life!
exactly!!
wilmafingerso

Charleston, WV

#35 Jan 7, 2014
Since when do kids dictate when and if they go to school? Oh yea they don't.
real

Charleston, WV

#36 Jan 7, 2014
Galileo wrote:
Before you criticize our younger generation, remember who raised them.
I agree the generation with children in school now are creating a world that is too worried about being politically correct rather than talking about issues; however these freezing temps are not a part of that issue.
Student

Charleston, WV

#37 Jan 7, 2014
Okay, schools should be open! Great idea! Let's just walk to school with little kindergarteners that have no coats! It's not like it feels like zero degrees outside or anything! Some of these children come to school without coats, and when they are given to them, they come to school without one the next day because their parents stole them for five dollars worth of meth.
Student

Charleston, WV

#38 Jan 7, 2014
Another thing, this is the coldest is has ever been during this century.
daren

Hockessin, DE

#39 Jan 7, 2014
Student wrote:
Another thing, this is the coldest is has ever been during this century.
I agree there is no way I would put my child at risk when livestock are dying due to temperature why risk children??
Eradicate Stupidity

Springfield, MO

#40 Jan 7, 2014
daren wrote:
<quoted text>I agree there is no way I would put my child at risk when livestock are dying due to temperature why risk children??
Good point. I have never seen so many callous and ignorant people on a thread. It's too cold for anyone to be outside, so the schools should be closed.
Eradicate Stupidity

Springfield, MO

#41 Jan 7, 2014
real wrote:
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I agree the generation with children in school now are creating a world that is too worried about being politically correct rather than talking about issues; however these freezing temps are not a part of that issue.
Very good post. I agree. These temperatures make being outside unsafe for anyone, especially little children.

Since: Aug 13

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#43 Jan 7, 2014
real wrote:
I have just read facebook post of people having livestock freeze to death. You people keep on arguing about how we should be sending small children out in this cold. I'm sure a day of school is worth a kids life!
Most livestock is out 24/7, yes it's possible they could freeze. Probably 75% of kids these days are taken to school by Mom, of the remaining 25% most either wait for the bus in Mom's car or leave the house when the bus is coming. The few that do have to wait in the cold could just stay home. No need to shut down the whole system because of a handful of students. Use some common sense. Like I said, people have too much quit in them these days.

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