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NYC Students Go Remote As 2K Migrants Sheltered In School

January 10, 2024 | By Kali Girl

Amid concerns of a potential collapse of a massive migrant tent at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn due to an approaching storm, nearly 2,000 migrants were evacuated and relocated to James Madison High School.

The NY Post reports, students at the high school were displaced from classrooms to accommodate the migrants, causing discontent among the school’s neighbors.

The decision was made by city officials who feared for the safety of the tent city in the face of forecasted heavy rains and winds gusting up to 70 mph. The school announced remote classes for the day, citing the activation of the high school as a temporary overnight respite center for the evacuated migrants.

“To be clear, this relocation is a proactive measure being taken out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals working and living at the center,” City Hall spokeswoman Kayla Mamelak said.

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