School officials re-think emergency action plans

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After a heat exhaustion scare on Thursday, Marshall County school officials held a meeting Friday morning to re-evaluate their emergency action plans.

Here’s what they’ve come up with.

According to Marshall County Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Crook, because of the heat and humidity, mandatory breaks will now be taken by teams, the band, and others.

Officials are also making sure students have better access to fluids at all school venues.

Dr. Crook told 7News they’re even considering sending an athletic trainer to future band practices and events.

“Band is a sanctioned activity with the state of West Virginia, so we have to make sure everyone is following the same rules. That way we can make sure our kids are safe and healthy. We have to use good judgment,” Crook said.

School officials confirm they were following WVSSAC rules on Thursday.

Under those rules, the heat was not high enough to pull students off the field. 

Stay with 7News for updates.

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