A sit-in was staged inside Lafayette Elementary School that will be closed permanently by CPS. (Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune)
For the most part, the school year ended Wednesday without a hitch, although a small group of activists staged a sit-in for several hours at one of the schools being closed by the Chicago Public Schools
A 15-year-old who was part of the sit-in at Lafayette Elementary in Humboldt Park
says it was organized by parents, students and former students of the school at 2714 W. Augusta Blvd.
The protest started at 2:45 p.m., right after school ended, and they occupied a first-grade classroom until forced out by police almost four hours later. No one was arrested.
The Chicago Teachers Union
put out a statement saying "we stand in solidarity" with the protest.
"Lafayette is one of the schools that people were most bitter about," the CTU said.
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