by Margaret Leonard
NORTH STONINGTON - In a message to North Stonington parents Thursday, January 16th, Superintendent of schools, Peter Nero stated, “we are dealing with high winds at present.” In his message, Mr. Nero told of approaching teachers to ensure recess had been moved indoors. As he was making his way to another area of the building for a formal announcement, “we had a sudden burst of high winds and a tree snapped at the church playground that is used by some of our primary grade students. Fortunately, no students were in the area and everyone is fine. Recess for the remainder of the day will be held indoors and tomorrow's outdoor recess will be evaluated accordingly. Again, all students are safe and we are extremely grateful to the teachers and staff and students for being very quick to recognize the danger and react accordingly.”
UPDATE: A recent update has come in from anonymous eyewitnesses stating at least one kindergarten class was on the playground when the tree fell. No physical injuries were reported.