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Group gathers outside Leon High School protesting reopening of classrooms

Posted at 1:28 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 13:28:38-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Several people are gathering outside Leon High School in protest of physical classrooms reopening.

ABC 27 was at the scene Friday afternoon when a crowd, bearing signs, began forming outside of the school. The group was also seen chanting, demanding "safe schools for students."

This comes after school administrators sent an email to parents earlier this week saying that the school has proper protocols in place should any issues arise.

Below is the full message sent to parents by the principal, Billy Epting, on Wednesday:

"We are aware that Leon County has implemented a curfew from 11 pm to 5 am in response to local demonstrations.

With Leon High School’s proximity to downtown, we are working closely with the LCS Safety and Security personnel as well aslocal law enforcement to insure the safety of all Leon High School students and staff.

If at any time we are informed by LCS staff or local law enforcement of potential danger to our campus, we have the necessary protocols in place to address the situation. Information will be disseminated to parents via email listserv as promptly as possible.

As part of our normal operations and state requirements for safety drills, we will conduct an emergency lock down drill followed by a fire drill this Friday afternoon at the end of the last class. Again this will only be a drill."