Regardless of the political bickering, Edwards said the eighth-graders were still looking forward to the trip.
"We've explained the situation to them, and the kids are still very excited about the trip," she said.
The students loaded into buses and departed around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. They're scheduled to be back on Sunday.
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Historic places Frankton students will visit -Gettysburg National Park -Arlington National Cemetery -The Kennedy Center -The Pentagon -The National Cathedral -Mount Vernon or Baltimore