Five Kenosha Schools Switch To Virtual Learning Pro Kyle Rittenhouse Trial – NBC Chicago

Five Kenosha schools are switching to virtual learning for the rest of the week due to an abundance of caution, as jury considerations in Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial continue on their third day and tensions outside the courthouse are rising.

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According to TMJ4 Milwaukee, Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) on Wednesday notified parents of the move.

“We understand that this can affect our students in a variety of ways, so we want to remind families from schools not listed above that you can choose to keep your children at home if you think that’s in their best interest,” the letter from KUSD to parents. said. “If you decide to call them, they will be acquitted. Although we have not been advised of any existing imminent danger, we feel this is the best course of action to protect our students and staff for an uncertain time. We will continue to cooperate closely with police for receive support as needed in the days and weeks ahead. “

Brass Elementary School, Frank Elementary School and Washington Middle School will switch to virtual learning on Thursday and Friday.

Harborside Academy and Reuther Central High School had already switched to virtual learning earlier in the week as a security precaution.

Many of the schools are within a mile of the Kenosha County Courthouse, and some are in even closer proximity.

In a Facebook post Wednesday night, Frank Elementary School said “Our attendance area includes the homes surrounding the Kenosha Courthouse.”

The jury in Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial is scheduled to move to the third day of deliberation Thursday at 9 a.m., even as its request to respect a video in the case sparked a recent offer from his lawyers for a trial.

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