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Threat of strong storms causes cancellations

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The threat of severe weather has prompted several Midlands school districts to cancel some after school activities.

Because of high winds, Richland School District Two has canceled Wednesday's after school activities that require bus transportation.

District officials said some individual schools may choose to cancel additional programs and events. Those who have questions are urged to check with those schools and programs.

Richland School District One middle school and high school after school programs, including the 21st Century, after school athletic tutorial and comprehensive remediation programs. All athletics events, practices, and games, including the middle school basketball tournament, have been canceled for today.

Lexington County School District One has also canceled all athletic practices or events, adult education classes, other school or district-related meetings, events or extra-curricular activities scheduled for Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Elementary after school programs will proceed as scheduled. The middle school basketball tournament will be rescheduled.

Lexington County School District Three has canceled its after school programs at Batesburg-Leesville Primary and Elementary Schools. All practices for athletic teams have also been canceled.  All Adult Education classes have been canceled.

The University of South Carolina has cancelled all outdoor events or moved them indoors.

Districts in other parts of the state have also altered schedules because of Wednesday's weather.

Edgefield County Schools dismissed a half hour early.

Florence County School District Two dismissed at 2 p.m. and canceled all afternoon activities.

Florence County School District also canceled all after school activities and school functions for Wednesday afternoon.

Copyright 2013 WIS. All rights reserved. WMBF contributed to this report.

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