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Gaylord Community Schools never missed a day of school after a tornado struck. Superintendent Brian Pearson explains how it happened

Rick Brewer

At 4:00PM last Friday, the Gaylord Community Schools bus system was nearing the end of dropping kids off for the weekend when a tornado with 140 mile per hour winds hit the town. WCMU's Rick Brewer met with Superintendent Brian Pearson to talk about the first minutes after the tornado hit and how he was able to start school Monday morning.

HEREis a link to the United Way of Otsego County Pearson mentioned during the interview.

Rick Brewer has been news director at WCMU since February 2024.