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Melania Trump and Karen Pence visit Aransas Pass Elementary School

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It wasn't your average day at Charlie Marshall Elementary School. Today, First Lady Malania Trump and Second Lady Karen Pence visited the Aransas Pass school.

For Haley Lucas, a teacher at the school, and her students, it was an exciting day.

"Mrs Trump and everybody left," Lucas said. "We closed the door, and we were like, "Ahh! They were here.' We were so excited and we were all just kind of screaming quietly because we knew they were right down the hall."

The school suffered severe damage from Hurricane Harvey, and is still recovering. But Today, Mrs. Trump and Mrs. Pence stopped by to show support to these storm victims.

"Kids don't have all their clothes, school supplies, and we did receive a lot of donations, but it's still like, kids are missing things and it's hard," Lucas said. "They're supposed to be able to come to school, have what they need. It's been unreal."

The school's roof was damaged, causing wind and rain damage inside of the school. But most of it was repaired just in time for the October 16th start date. Still, students were beginning school seven weeks after the planned start date. However, a visit from those in Washington, was a welcome break.

Catalana Flores and Alexis Gonzales, both students in Ms. Lucas' class were excited for the visit.

"It was really exciting," Catalana Flores said. "I was like 'wow,' and then I was just like nervous, and I didn't want to talk."

"Whenever she came in, I was like so excited," Gonzales said. "Because she was talking to me and she was the First Lady and yea, I was just so excited."

A typical day at school here doesn't consist of 415 kids going through a metal detector, having bomb sniffing dogs and secret service sitting outside of the building. But a day when the First and Second Lady are visiting, does. And for many, it meant a lot.

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