Severe weather threat leading to multiple cancellations


Mari Pletta

Dark clouds surround Coppell High School this afternoon during fourth period near the senior parking lot. Several events throughout the day have been canceled due to impending inclement weather.

Pramika Kadari, Executive News & Enterprise Editor

Although many Coppell High School students planned to be competing in basketball games or traveling to their debate tournament tonight, these activities were canceled by Coppell ISD’s administration due to impending weather, including possible thunderstorms and even tornados. 

All basketball games were canceled, with only the varsity ones being rescheduled for tomorrow. Varsity girls play at 11:30 a.m. and boys at 1 p.m., both in the CHS Arena. 

Furthermore, the CHS debate team’s tournament at Guyer High School in Denton has been rescheduled and adjusted. 

“Our kids were going to be driving to Denton right around the time the weather was supposed to be hitting,” CHS assistant principal Melissa Arnold said. “They made the decision to reschedule to a different time because it wouldn’t be a safe travel.”

Although it was originally a two-day tournament, it has now been shortened to one day and will take place tomorrow. The specific arrival time has yet to be determined.

“We just watch and make sure we don’t put our kids in any position where we could have anyone be injured or hurt,” CHS Principal Laura Springer said. 

Friday Night Live, which usually takes place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. each Friday, was also canceled.  

“We want kids out, we don’t want them on the street,” Springer said. “We want them to get where they need to go, to make sure we’re not caught in any kind of storm or any hazardous situation while they’re driving.”