by Brian Heap
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
4:25 PM CST, February 26, 2013
Wichita State is in session Tuesday. Many students are questioning the university's decision to open on the heels of the winter storm.
WSU had been out since the end of classes last Wednesday because of the historic back-to-back snow storms.
Some students we spoke with had genuine concern about driving and safety, others just got used to the break and didn't want it to end. Still, the main student parking lots were filled with cars by mid-morning.
One student told us he had an important exam at 8:00 a.m. so he couldn't skip. He was relieved to learn his other two classes had been canceled by the instructors.
WSU spokesman Joe Kleinsasser released the statement below on how the school made the decision:
"After checking with university personnel on the condition of sidewalks and parking lots on campus this morning, we determined that it was appropriate for the university to be open. Of course, each student, faculty and staff must decide whether it's safe for them to travel to and from campus. The answer won't be the same for everyone."
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