South Alabama Mobile Newsroom: Pike County Superintendent Suspends Outside Activities

The heat is so serious, Pike County's school superintendent has banned all outside activities until further notice.

Mark Bazzell tells WSFA 12 News that he is also banning all outside football and band practices until at least 6:30pm. He sent a memo to staff on Friday regarding the change.

WSFA 12 News checked with almost all surrounding counties, so far Pike County is the only county with this kind of mandate, but all counties are limiting practice times and increasing water breaks. The state hasn't issued any similar orders at this time.