Blizzard Results In School Slumber Party

Students slept on mats Tuesday night when a blizzard kept them for an overnight stay at school.  Image courtesy of Gazette.com.

Students slept on mats Tuesday night when a blizzard kept them for an overnight stay at school. Image courtesy of Gazette.com.

 

Slumber parties were weekend events we would have at a friends house.  Too often, weather has forced many to turn their backpack into a pillow on the floor of an airport.  But on the floor of a school?

Tuesday night, students at Miami-Yoder School District in Colorado couldn’t make it home when a blizzard hit their community.  So, about 60 kids had no other choice than to spend the night in a cafeteria and classrooms.

Gazette.com said children boarded buses when school was dismissed around 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday.  At that time, the weather was safe.  However, half-way through the bus route, drivers where hit with white-out conditions.  School officials said bus drivers returned back to the school to keep everyone safe.

Male students were given wrestling mats in a cafeteria while girls slept on gymnastic mats in a classroom.

The overnight stay turned into a night of pizza, snack food, sodas, board games and basketball.

Miami-Yoder School is located about 45 minutes east of Colorado Springs.