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School Supplies Scarce At Stores

FALLS CHURCH, Va.  (WUSA) - Most  kids heading back to school this week have their school supplies ready go.  But for those families who waited until the last minute to go shopping,  many found themselves out of luck.  

The countdown to the school bell underway, it was a last ditch, frantic effort  to buy supplies.   

Nicole Smith went to the Greatland Target at Seven Corners and said, "I went into the store to buy a composition notebook and some pencils.  They have nothing.   I was very shocked." 

Mother of three Kay Leherr was glad she did most of her school supplies shopping several weeks ago, "There's nothing left.  Even last week we had a  hard time finding stuff we needed."

Some parents ordered their children's supplies  school through a company they does it for them.    

The manager of the Target  does not apologize for not having the items.  He says the surge was over the last  two weekends and that the seasonal display has already been  changed from school supplies to Halloween.

 Written by Peggy Fox, wusa9.com, Nine News now.