Shropshire Council comment on wellbeing of students stranded in New York because of Hurricane Sandy.
The safety and wellbeing of our pupils is everyone’s number one concern, and I know it’s been a worrying time for parents who are seeing the images of destruction on the television news.
We are told from the group leaders in New York that the worst of the storm has passed, and apart from some high winds the weather is not actually too bad.
All the pupils are in good spirits and are being well looked after, and parents are being kept up-to-date by the schools regarding when their children will be flying home.
Thirty eight schoolgirls from Leicester remain stranded in America as the clear up continues following hurricane Sandy's destruction.
Hurricane Sandy has been downgraded from a Hurricane to Post Tropical Cyclone.
Schoolchildren from Leicester are trapped in New York on a trip. They sent their account through the night, barricaded in a hotel.