BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - All over North America, people are getting pumped up for the solar eclipse happening next week, but some Coast schools are concerned about the safety of students during the event.
Jennifer Pyron with Biloxi Public Schools says after talking to local doctors and listening to national experts, the Biloxi Public School System has decided the risk is too great for their students.
But Pyron says the Biloxi School District didn't want to take any chances.
"With 6,000 students, there's no way to guarantee safety."
NASA says it's never safe to look directly at the sun in the phases before and after the full eclipse.
If you're still looking for a pair of solar eclipse glasses, you can score a pair today at Gulfport Public Library. The library will hand out one pair of glasses per person to anyone who watches their program on the eclipse. The program is at 11 a.m. Saturday and noon on Monday.