Duplin Co. Schools dismissing early for ’safety reasons’ amid solar eclipse

DUPLIN, N.C. (WITN) – A school system in the east says they dismissing early for The Great American Eclipse.

Duplin County Schools says schools will dismiss early today because of the solar eclipse.

According to the school system spokeswoman Christy Johnson, students will be released at noon for safety reasons.

Johnson says all afterschool activities including athletic events are cancelled, and all staff will be released at 1:30 pm.