Mayor Walsh Won’t Apologize for Canceling School in Boston

Did the city overreact to Monday's snow forecast?

Mayor Marty Walsh Photo by City of Boston

Mayor Marty Walsh Photo by City of Boston

Even though Monday’s snow storm didn’t pan out as forecasts predicted, don’t expect Mayor Marty Walsh to channel his inner Justin Bieber over canceling school.

Apparently, it is too late for Walsh to say sorry as he recently revealed to the Boston Globe that he will not apologize for issuing the day off despite the serious lack of snow.

“I’m not apologizing,’’ Walsh told the Globe. “The forecast said it was going to be 4 to 8 inches [of snow], the heaviest in the morning commute. And I’m always going to take kids’ safety first, above and beyond anything.”

“I’d rather be safe than sorry,” the mayor added.

While Walsh wasn’t worried about the decision to preemptively cancel classes on Monday, some parents were pretty ticked off by the call.

“This snow day? Bogus,” Christine MacDonald, a mom from South Boston, told the Globe.

Judging by some of the reactions people have been posting on social media, maybe the mayor should rethink his non-apology.