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Elementary teachers form parade route to surprise students during COVID-19 pandemic

On Saturday, Sheldon Independent School District teachers formed a parade route to say hello to their students who won't be able to return to school for a while.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — We've seen the good, the bad and the ugly already during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Mark this under the good category.

On Saturday, Sheldon Independent School District teachers formed a parade route to say hello to their students.

Garrett Elementary teachers took to the neighborhood streets to bring out some smiles. The teachers made their way in a caravan of cars, trucks and SUVs while parents and students watched and waved from their driveways.

Sheldon ISD students will be out of school until at least April 10.

Click here for more information about the district.

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