Classes resume in Guam after NoKor missile strike postponement

Jeff Canoy, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 17 2017 09:10 PM

Guam remains under a state of "conditional readiness" after North Korean media reported that leader Kim Jong-un decided to postpone the missile launch. Erik De Castro, Reuters

HAGATNA, Guam — After the uncertainty due to the threats of a North Korean missile strike, there's a sense of normalcy on this island on Thursday as school resumed.

Guam Governor Eddie Calvo visited Agana Heights Elementary School to check on the opening of classes, as well as greet his grandson who will be entering the first grade this year.

"I think the message we are sending to all the people of Guam is that, despite what has been going on in the past few days, all is OK," Calvo said.

"Everyone should just conduct their lives. Now is an exciting time because here's a lot of anxiety for parents and children not because of anything going on in the Korean peninsula, (but) more focused on the first day of school."

The governor said Guam remains under a state of "conditional readiness" after North Korean media reported that leader Kim Jong-un decided to postpone the missile launch.

Calvo said Guam is always ready for any potential threats whether natural or man-made.

"We go on with our lives, we live normally, we're prepared for any eventuality," he said.