Why are the school closures in Huntsville, Alabama, happening now?

Posted by Wired on March 28, 2019 10:22:00 It’s the third school day for a number of public school districts in Huntsland County, Alabama.

The Huntsville City Schools were shut down for a second day on Tuesday for what Huntsville School Board Chairman Matt Haney called a “school safety drill” in which students are taught how to handle a situation.

A spokesperson for Huntsville Schools told FoxNews.com that “several students were instructed not to walk around in certain areas.”

They did say that students who are not physically able to walk will be allowed to walk, but not through restricted areas.

Haney says the drill will continue for at least the next couple of weeks.

He says he doesn’t expect the closures to affect the students who attend the Huntsville Public Schools.

In response to the closures, the school district says it will be open to all students and staff.

The district says they will reopen on April 3 and 4.

The school district also announced that a “monster school” will be in Hunts Valley, Alabama as part of its Monster School Challenge.