RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — In accordance with the tornado warning issued for the Richmond area, schools in the Richmond area have instructed their students to shelter in place until further notice.
In a tweet sent at 1:47 p.m. Thursday, Richmond Public School Superintendent Kamras said that all schools in the district are sheltering accordingly and all transportation is on hold. He did not specify how long the district plans to hold the students for.
Buses are being held at this time in Chesterfield as well. According to Shawn Smith, students in “affected areas” are sheltering in place.
“Students, faculty and staff are sheltering in place inside our schools,” said a tweet from Hanover County Public Schools. “They will remain in place until the warning is lifted”
Henrico County Public Schools students and faculty are sheltering in place for the duration of the tornado warning.
John Tyler Community College Midlothian Campus have been told to move to a severe weather shelter.
The University of Richmond announced in a tweet that students and faculty are sheltering in place as well.