#closeFCPS trending AGAIN: Uproar after no delay in Fairfax; buses leave students stranded

Many northern Virginia school districts delayed their opening times Thursday due to the bitter cold temperatures.

One district that didn't, Fairfax County Public Schools, soon felt the wrath of social media users online…AGAIN.

After closing on Tuesday and Wednesday during the region's first major snowstorm of the season, Fairfax County opened schools on time on Thursday.

The hashtag, #closeFCPS quickly rose to the top of trending topics on Twitter.

Many users voiced frustration about having to travel to school in temperatures that were in the single digits.

To make matters worse, the school system reported around 7 a.m. that some buses were running up to an hour late, forcing students to wait even longer in the cold. John Torre, spokesman with Fairfax County Public Schools, told FOX 5 News Morning that some of the buses had trouble starting in the extreme weather.

Torre said the problem impacted mostly high school students. As of 8:30 a.m., the situation was improving. Torre said buses carrying elementary school students were running on time.

The school district caught flack online earlier this winter after deciding to stay open during a snow storm that closed schools in neighboring districts.

Parents and students took to social media during the January storm to express their outrage after FCPS decided to stay open despite the snow and treacherous road conditions. After that incident, Fairfax County Public Schools posted an apology on their website.

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