Henry County Schools will release students early on eclipse day

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HENRY COUNTY (WDBJ7) -- Henry County Schools will release students early on Aug. 21, the day of the much anticipated solar eclipse.

School officials say that they want to ensure the safety of all students during this event and determined the best way to do so is to dismiss students early.

Schools across the county will let out three hours early, contrary to earlier reports and all students will receive a letter confirming the news.