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Detroit summer school opens amid virus; critics block buses

 

Demonstrators block the driveways of the Detroit Public Schools West Side Bus Terminal to keep school buses from running on the first day of summer school, in Detroit, Monday, July 13, 2020. Concerns about COVID-19 and a lack of safety measures prompted the protesters to demand that schools close. (David Guralnick/The Detroit News)/Detroit News via AP)

DETROIT (AP) - Summer classes for hundreds of Detroit students opened Monday, despite a protest by critics who blocked a bus yard and said the coronavirus makes in-person learning too risky.

Protesters held signs and placed tree branches on the ground to try to prevent buses from leaving to pick up children. WWJ-AM quoted two bus drivers as saying they quit on the spot.

It wasn't immediately clear how many students, if any, couldn't get to school because of the protest. Meanwhile, the superintendent posted photos of classrooms on Twitter and said 500 kids were being served.

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