When tornadoes strike, just leave the Embassy Suites hotel out of it. There is no room at the inn for shelter seeking 4th graders. From NBC 15:
A group of Spanish Fort Elementary students were on a field trip in Montgomery the day the tornadoes hit.
The 4th graders and their teachers, reportedly, went to the Embassy Suites Hotel to escape. Instead of being rescued, an employee, allegedly, told them the hotel was full and turned them away. “It’s still unacceptable to be turned away in a moment that harm is potentially present,” says Baldwin County School Spokesperson Terry Wilhite.
A representative for Embassy Suites says he was not there when the incident occurred. He, also, admits the group should not have been left out in the cold. “Right now, I’m in the midst of researching which manager or employee denied access to out hotel and, believe me, they will be disciplined accordingly,” says Embassy Suites Interim General Manager Tom Peterson.
The kids ended up at a community center and are fine. —MEGHANN MARCO
Spanish Fort kids turned away from Montgomery hotel as tornadoes threaten [NBC15] (Thanks, nameunknown…)