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Mishawaka schools modify eclipse viewing plans due to non-certified glasses

MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- School City of Mishawaka had to modify its plans for students viewing the solar eclipse on Monday because they were notified the glasses purchased for the district were not certified.

The district was notified by Amazon that it had not received confirmation from the supplier the glasses were certified.

“I regret providing this information as this is a unique learning experience that we don't want our students to miss. However, the safety of our students is the highest priority.” Assistant Superintendent Dr. Theodore Stevens said. “We do not take this decision lightly. Many hours of conversation have taken place regarding the best practices for using this real life event to educate our students.”

Instead of viewing via glasses, students will be able to view the eclipse by using a pinhole in a piece of paper or cardboard.

School City of Mishawaka ordered the glasses, and the PTA paid for the glasses. According to Amazon, the order will be refunded.

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