Parents protest St. Patrick's School closing in Phenix City

Parents protest St. Patrick's School closing in Phenix City

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - A group of parents of students at St. Patrick's School in Phenix City hosted a walkout Wednesday morning.

The group says it was in protest of the school closing down. The decision to close the school was made last week.

Some parents say they're in shock, including one woman who says her child who lives with autism is really benefiting from the school.

"My child during the Christmas break they recognized that he was not doing grade level appropriate work and they came to me and said listen we're not going to move him but we're going to do special work with him. He's flourished, as a mother with a child with special needs when your child gets in the car in the afternoon and says hey mom it was a great day that's where your heart is. We haven't had that before and we have it now and someone is taking it from them," Robin Bledsoe said, mother of student attending St. Patrick's.

The mom also says that she doesn't know what school her son will attend next year. She says she has placed him at several schools in the past but his grades improved the most at St. Patrick's School.

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