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Parents are angry and upset after Shelby County Schools didn't close this morning due to icy conditions. We've been getting calls about this all morning.

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Our Facebook pages and Twitter have been blowing up! Luckily some of the roads are much better now but parents were worried about their kids. I talked to Shelby County Schools Chief of Staff Reginald Porter and he told me the kids are their first priority too. They worked hard to make this decision; the less kids are out for bad weather the less they have to make up at the end of the year. So now that the roads are okay in town and no kids were hurt, that could be a silver lining for the little ones.

Here is what you are saying on the MyFOXMemphis Facebook page:

TESHA SAYS, "I wasn't fired up until I saw all the accidents and realized how bad it was. They should close immediately. Otherwise mine are going home with me at noon. I pull rank over SCS as it relates to my children and their safety."

ANYA SAYS, "Our main concern is about our children, the fact that this messed up our school system would show enough concern to close for the day and use days that are provided for situations of this matter. Apparently you have your priorities confused. If you haven't notice roads are getting worst not better.... Did my children go to school today NO but now they are going to have a day counted against them do to the SCS ignorance...."

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