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School official: snow closure “wrong decision”

March 21, 2018

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — A superintendent is apologizing for closing schools in his district for winter storm conditions that never arrived, saying he “bears responsibility.”

WJAR-TV reports Westerly Superintendent Mark Garceau posted on social media, saying he feels he made an incorrect choice, inconveniencing parents and students.

“I look foolish,” he wrote in a Facebook post on the school district’s page .

Snow was scheduled to begin in Westerly at 8 a.m., and Garceau made the decision to shut down schools Tuesday night.

The National Weather Service has scaled back its snowfall forecast in southern New England, saying most of the state can expect 7 inches from the storm.

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Information from: WJAR-TV, http://www.turnto10.com

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