Geneva students return home safely from earthquake

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GENEVA, Ala. (WDHN) — On the Fourth of July, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake rattled Southern California

Several students in the Geneva County school district were in Anaheim, California for a national family, career, and community leaders of America Conference.

Students were in their motel when they were suddenly awakened by their rooms shaking uncontrollably. The students didn’t know what to do or where to go.

“I felt that moving around a lot and I figured they were getting ready, but then I heard the wall starting to crack, what is that,” Skyler Brannon said.

“We started getting ready for our award ceremony and everything started moving around in the room. Someone yelled it was an earthquake,” Paige and Saige Jernigan said.

The earthquake and aftershocks caused the Geneva County students and their faculty advisor Amanda Sanders to leave a day early.

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