RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)- The Richmond School Board voted Monday night to close Clark Springs Elementary, Norrell Elementary and the Adult Career Development Center. The closings narrowly passed in a 5-4 vote.
Dozens of parents, teachers and young students begged the school board not to close Clark Springs during the public hearing as emotions ran high.
"We will recuse you from this school board," said one Richmond resident. "You may think this is of no consequence, but you make the mistake of underestimating us."
Hers wasn't the only threat directed toward the school board. School board member Shonda Harris-Muhammed got emotional as she sided with the people in the crowd.
"We don't deserve to be on this board if we go through with this vote," she said. "We can't look these children in their eyes and tell them they're not worthy. They are worthy! What we are doing to them is wrong!"