Metro Atlanta students return home after getting stuck in NY - CBS46 News

Metro Atlanta students return home after getting stuck in New York during storm

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JONESBORO, GA (CBS46) -

A group of metro Atlanta high school students are finally home after being stuck in New York during Superstorm Sandy.

The group missed the last flight out of the Big Apple before flights were canceled in order to compete in an international mock trial.

Thursday morning, the group was greeted with hugs and kisses after they arrived at Jonesboro High School.

Anna Cox, a teacher who was with the teens, was all smiles after finally returning home. Cox said her team really had to pull together after being forced to ride Sandy out in Brooklyn, NY.

"They learned to bond with their teammates," Cox said. "They learned not to crack under pressure. They learned to go with the flow. There was a hurricane going outside but we know that we were safe and cared for."

All around the group's hotel, Sandy's fury destroyed homes, knocked out power, and was responsible for the death of 88 people in the United States alone.

Cox said she would continue to pray for a full recovery for the impacted areas.

"I feel for them so much and I know the FEMA and everyone is working so hard to get everything going for them," Cox said.

Cox told CBS Atlanta News that despite the awful conditions she and her students found themselves in, they were never in danger.

"We never lost power. We were able to stay in communication with the county and our parents throughout the entire thing," Cox said.

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