East Ridge students, families evacuated to safety at SHS

East Ride Elementary third graders and their families were evacuated to the downstairs portion of Sweetwater High School in the middle of the end of year third grade play that began at 6 p.m. this evening, due to severe weather conditions developing in the area. The students were released at about 7 p.m. when weather began to move west and all students were accounter for by their teachers. A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect for Nolan County.