Solar eclipse: How to keep kids safe

Area schools having special "watch" events

RUSKIN, Fla. - The former spacecraft expert had it all planned out... He and his wife, also a teacher at Lennard High School, would take time off, maybe head to the Carolinas, to watch one of the great celestial events of his lifetime.

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But then Jim Reve, now a science teacher, had a change of heart about the solar eclipse.

“That would have left my students with a substitute teacher, and that’s not fair to them,” he said. “So we’re staying….Their kids, and probably their grandkids, will never see anything like this.:”

So he’s throwing a party on Monday, a safe one, in the middle of Lennard High’s football field: telescopes, eclipse glasses, pinhole boxes. Dozens of students.

“We’ll never have another opportunity like this in 100 years,” Reve says.

Most students at bay area schools will be kept indoors during the eclipse or bused home with heads down. Reve wishes every student could witness this event, but he understands the extreme safety measures.

“It’s really not safe to every look at the sun unprotected at any time,” he says.

To find out what your school is doing for safety precautions today, click here.

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