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Parents concerned about dismissal of students

Nichols Elementary School Nichols Elementary School
A bus outside of the school Wednesday. A bus outside of the school Wednesday.

BULLITT COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – Many parents in Bullitt County said their Halloween took a scary turn after they saw a crawl on their television screen about Nichols Elementary.

Nichols is the closest Bullitt County School to the site where a train that derailed caught fire. The school district announced a "shelter in place" status as a precaution, but a while later the district decided to dismiss students.

A few parents who went to the school were not happy when they saw their children getting on a school bus and wondered why they were not sent home early.

Parent Kelly Schulten said, "I thought they were going to evacuate them. When there's a scare like that what are you going to do?"

Principal Sheri Hamilton explained, "We really did have a great day until this afternoon, but everything went smoothly. Parents checked out kids as needed and we were fine."

Hamilton said while parents worried, the students were mostly excited about Halloween and never missed a beat at school.

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