MOUNT GREENWOOD — Two public schools in the neighborhood have boosted safety measures after a deadly police-involved shooting in Mount Greenwood on Saturday.
Both Mount Greenwood Elementary and Keller Gifted Magnet School alerted families that they would alter drop-off and recess arrangements for at least Monday. The decision came after protesters decrying the police killing clashed with police supporters Saturday and Sunday.
Mount Greenwood Elementary, 10841 S. Homan Ave., was having students come directly into the building Monday morning, rather than wait outside for school to start, Principal Catherine Reidy stated in an email. Recess will be held in the gym, she said.
Her decision was "based on the incident that occurred in the neighborhood this weekend and the concerns that I am sure some of you have," Reidy stated in the email.
"I encourage you to reflect on what our children are seeing and hearing along with how we are responding," Reidy stated.
Keller, at 3020 W. 108th St., also will hold recess indoors and has added security at the campus, Principal Delena W. Little said.
About 20 black activists and their allies went to Mount Greenwood Sunday to denounce the killing, but were met by hundreds of police supporters who shouted racist slurs at the group, which needed a police escort to get to their cars.
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