Two Colbert County elementary schools closed Friday


COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. – Due to what Superintendent Chris Hand calls a “tragic incident,” two elementary schools in Colbert County will not be in session Friday.

In a note to parents, Hand said Cherokee and Leighton Elementary schools will be closed Friday.

Hand asked for continued support for those affected by the incident.

“Please join us in your thoughts and prayers for everyone who has been touched by this tragic incident,” Hand said. “Thank you to all of you who have already reached out with a kind word or gesture towards the family. There are many friends, family members, students, and colleagues who are grieving so let’s lift them up in prayer and be a help to those who are in need at this moment.”

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