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Protesting Parents, Students Refuse To Leave Closing School

  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Published in Chicago
Protesting Parents, Students Refuse To Leave Closing School

HUMBOLDT PARK — As 50 schools prepare to close around Chicago in a historic and controversial shuttering of institutions, parents and students at one elementary school took drastic action Wednesday, shutting themselves in a classroom and refusing to come out.

After the last day of classes ever at Lafayette Elementary at 2714 W. Augusta Blvd. in Humboldt Park, parents and students took over a second-floor classroom in protest of its closure.

"We're in here to keep our school open," Nidalis Burgos, 15, a Lincoln Park High School student and Lafayette graduate said in a phone interview from the room.

Read the whole story at DNAinfo Chicago

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