Many local parents claim that KC Public Schools put their students at risk by refusing to close during a metro school shooting threat.
Here's the answer from a defender of the embattled district's decision . . . Sadly, the district has always been better at answering political debate rather than parent concern . . . And that's why their enrollment has fallen by more than 80% over the course of a generation and amid a KC Metro mass exodus by EVERY DEMOGRAPHIC.
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Jason Roberts, president of the Kansas City Federation of Teachers, supports the district's decision to have classes. "The district decided today that the threat did not merit closing down school, and I'm glad they made that decision," Roberts said. Roberts said he's glad the district did not make a decision to shut down based on fear. "To buy into a threat that something might potentially, one day, at some point, happen — and so we automatically go into shut down mode," Roberts said. "[It] Only really perpetrates in the future, 'Let's make a threat to shut down school.'"Roberts said he applauds the way KCPS takes student and staff safety.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Public Schools went on with summer classes as normal Wednesday. Several other districts in the Kansas City area decided to shut down school for the day after a 19-year-old Blue Springs man allegedly made threats of mass murder on Snapchat.