Gov. Justice says schools will not reopen for the remainder of this academic year

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – Gov. Justice says students will not be going back to school this academic year.

Justice said he had hoped that students would be able to go back if it was just for a short time.

He said he could not put our kids in harm’s way. ┬áHe said we must continue distance learning, feed our kids, and allow our seniors to graduate.

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