Even Joplin High School and Joplin middle school students will not be in class today.
The only students in the area who will be attending school today will be those who are in grades K-5 in the Joplin R-8 elementary schools.
At about 4:30 a.m., Huff issued a tweet proclaiming, "School is in session today. Bundle up...it will get colder throughout the day!
Huff changed his mind about holding school, but not before elementary bus routes had already started. At about 7 a.m., he issued this tweet:
We are closing for middle school and high school. Elementary will still be open, but parents can make the decision.
A few moments ago on KZRG, Huff explained the problem, but as usual, he remains pathologically incapable of taking the blame for anything:
"We thought we were doing the right thing, but God had other plans."