One Summers County elementary school student is the first in the state to attend class through the use of a robot.
The school board announced that it has purchased a VGO robot through a grant from the Hinton Area Foundation.
The robot allows a student who is unable to physically be in school to virtually attend.
The first student to use it is 4th grader Ellie Rhodes.
Last spring she underwent a bone marrow transplant and is isolated to her home because she cannot risk being exposed to any illness.
She will operate the robot from home, move freely around the school, attend class and socially interact with her peers.