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Martin Luther King Senior Lecturers, Students Protest COVID-19 Measures

Nearly 150 Martin Luther King Jr.  Senior High School students in Detroit will walk out of class on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at noon.  The student protested the increase in COVID cases with seven teachers and many students had to stay home with the virus after coming home.

Students and faculty of the Martin Luther King Jr. Detroit High School walked out on Wednesday to protest the school’s handling of COVID-19. The afternoon strike lasted 20 minutes.

Casey Edgar, a high school math teacher, joined the strike, citing underreported COVID-19 cases by the administration, failed social distancing and no thorough cleanup.

“There is supposed to be social distancing, but some classes are too big for something so basic, that everyone is three feet away from each other,” Edgar said. “We are being endangered.”

She said a hybrid learning option, meaning students alternate between face-to-face and virtual, would be best.

“I don’t think the student did very well with virtual,” Edgar said. “I know they do hybrid at (Cass Technical High School). … That was something that was only offered to Cass and not King.”