WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WWLP) - The tension continues to build on the Korean Peninsula amid an anticipated missile test from the north.
All that tension is hitting home for many students at Wilbraham & Monson Academy , where there are several students and alumni who are from South Korea.
Administrators continue to monitor the situation for current students, but the uncertainly is having an impact on the students who are far away from their families.
Head of the school, Rodney Labrecque, told 22News, "Everything we hear now is pretty much business as usual, no real preparations for emergencies; no soldiers in the streets, no one would know anything was out of the ordinary."
According to Grace Kim of the academy, "Whenever I see the news I feel like the North Koreans might start the war tomorrow but nothing happens and whenever I talk to my parents on the phone, they're like, we're fine and everything is calm and you don't have to worry. I feel like if there's a war there is no future for me, so I'm kind of discouraged."
Kim returns home to South Korea every summer. She told 22news this year should be no different.