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County cancels all school-related events

The Beaufort County School District has cancelled all school-related events, including athletic events and field trips, for the remainder of the week due to the potential arrival of Hurricane Irma, a press release from the district announced.

BCSD schools will operate a half-day schedule of classes on Friday. Elementary schools will dismiss at 11:45 a.m., and K-8, middle and high schools will dismiss at 12:45 p.m.

It is unclear at the moment if athletic events, notably Thursday’s previously rescheduled football games, will be rescheduled for a later date, Bluffton and May River athletic directors said.

For more information on Hurricane Irma, go to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office website at; for more information on the Beaufort County School District, go to