STRANDED STUDENTS: Coming Home After Fire

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Iowa students stranded in Africa are finally coming home on Sunday.

Congressman Bruce Braley announced last week that the group of high school students from Maquoketa who were stranded in Kenya will return Sunday night.

The 26 high school students and adult chaperones were on a week-long service trip to Kenya.

The group thought they would be flying home Wednesday night but an airport fire delayed their plans.

Partnering with Delta Airlines, Braley and his staff secured the group reservations back home.

“As things have unfolded, I think it’s safe to say we’ve made the best of a bad situation.  We are looking forward to see our families reunited and here this evening that’s going to be fun to sit back and watch that happen,” said Superintendent Kim Huckstadt.

The students landed in Chicago around 2:00 p.m. Sunday.  The bus bringing the students home will be back at the school around 8:00 p.m. for a special reunion with their families.