Hightower High School kids in Fort Bend County just can't win for losing.
Earlier this week, they along with all the other kids in FBISD, were the only Houston area (well except for Humble ISD) school district not to get off from school after the mini ice storm. Needless to say, there was a lot of disgruntlement about the missed vacation day.
So Friday, some enterprising person or persons decided to break things up by lighting a fire in an upstairs restroom at the school just off Fort Bend Parkway. The Missouri City Fire Department roared in and everyone evacuated. They walked out of the school and its T-shacks into a cold, cold day where they stood outside as it rained on them for approximately 30 minutes. And since it all started just after noon, while all of the students were cold, wet and miserable — a lot of them were also very hungry. They were missing their lunch period.
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