High school students headed to Europe stranded at airport - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

High school students headed to Europe stranded at airport

Many of the students took on jobs in order to afford the trip. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) Many of the students took on jobs in order to afford the trip. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The winter weather grounded a group of Mid-South high school students from Horn Lake High School on Thursday.

A convoy of heavy equipment rolled down the tarmac Thursday at Memphis International Airport while some flights were uninterrupted by the weather.

"We've got about 12 snow plows, 10 snow brooms, we've also got de-icer trucks — all of them have been working around the clock to clear these runways," said Glen Thomas, Memphis International Airport PIO.

"We're basically stranded here at the airport because of the weather," said Horn Lake senior Jasmine Henderson.

Henderson and Austin Ma are among 11 Horn Lake students and their chaperone who were destined for tours of London and Paris.

"Most of us got jobs for this trip and pay off for it because it's about $300 a month to get to this point, to get this ticket," said Ma.

Their flight from Memphis to Philadelphia was canceled because of the weather there, and they are now looking at the possibility of their 10 day trip being cut in half; all due to issues with connecting flights.

"So, it's basically like chaos right now," Henderson added.

At last check, the group was checking on a possible morning flight from Huntsville, Alabama, which would add a lengthy car ride to their once in a lifetime trip.

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