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Most school districts and schools to start virtual for the second half of the school year

Schooling has taken a different turn during the COVID-19 period.

In addition to Richmond County, all three districts in Barnwell County (Blackville-Hilda 19, Williston-Elko 29 and Barnwell 45) is going virtual only for the week at the very minimum.

Denmark-Olar School District (Bamberg 2) will remain virtual-only at least through the week. Plans for the district to go hybrid were scrapped after Christmas Day 2020 saw a record breaking number of COVID-19 cases in South Carolina.

Meanwhile, Winter Break has been extended for Warren County School District.

WJBF-DT News Channel 6 reported on Saturday night that the district has delayed the year.

Instead of going back to school on Monday, k-12 pupils in Warrenton, Ga. will go back to school the following week, on January 11, and will be virtual-only until January 25. The district said on Facebook that it will re-examine things on January 20 to see if they will remain virtual or will move on back to a hybrid schedule.

Allendale-Fairfax freshman brings gun to school

Fairfax – A pupil was arrested at Allendale-Fairfax High School earlier this week for bringing a handgun on school grounds.

Rick Gooding, who works for Barnwell radio station WDOG-FM, tweeted about this.

The only info is that the pupil was a freshman and was taken to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia. Neither the Allendale-Fairfax School District nor the Allendale County Sheriff’s Department identified the suspect due to his age.

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