The superintendent of the Fairmont School District voices his frustration after a spike in COVID-19 cases forced him to shut down in-person learning at the high school during homecoming week. Superintendent Joe Brown is blaming the adults in the community who he believes are not following safety protocols aimed at slowing the spread of the virus. He says he had no choice sending the older students home for distance learning in the middle of homecoming week and putting all extracurricular activities on hold just as high school football and volleyball are set to resume across the state. Martin County is reporting 22 new cases of COVID-19 today. The county has had a total of 394 cases since the pandemic began.