Teachers escort Idyllwild Arts students to safety

Lessons continue as flames encircle school ■ Chronicle News Staff The summer students at the Idyllwild Academy of Arts found themselves facing a challenge last week when the Cranston fire erupted near their school, according to Brendan Constantine, a teacher with the Idyllwild Arts summer poetry and creative writing program. In an article in the Idyllwild Town Crier, Constantine tells how the counselors tried to keep students calm as they readied instructor vehicles and school vans to escape the mountain to Banning High School as fire closed in and planes flew overhead. Down Highway 243 to Banning, students and teachers were directed to the gym as volunteers offered them water and

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