Protest Surrounding Detroit’s School for Pregnant Women Turns Ugly

Reaction to the scheduled closing of a Detroit school for pregnant women and mothers turned ugly in mid-April as several people were arrested at the school during a protest.

“Police came and they’re like, ‘You’ve got to go. You’ve got to go,’” Tiffany Baldwin, a protester, told Detroit Fox affiliate WJBK. “We just stood there and they just arrested us one by one.”

According to reports, 13 people were arrested for trespass and were booked and released on their own recognizance April 15. The closing of Catherine Ferguson Academy, a school designed for pregnant and parenting teenage girls, is a sore spot with many people in the city because of the high quality of education the young women receive there.

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