Police investigating fire that destroyed 4 Plymouth-Canton school buses
PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Police are investigating a fire at the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Transportation yard off Lilly Road overnight Saturday. The buses were set to be decommissioned from the fleet, so the damage will not affect the bus schedule and students will not be impacted in any way, but police are still looking for those responsible for the fire that engulfed and destroyed four school buses. Who would want to set fire to not just one but four buses at the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Transportation yard? The fire seemed to have started sometime Saturday night and police are looking for the people responsible for the potential arson. The only children utilizing the vehicles as a mode of transportation to school were elementary children who are learning on a hybrid set up of in-person and virtual-learning.
Gov. Whitmer signs order requiring children, workers to wear masks at Michigan childcare centers, camps
Gretchen Whitmer has signed an executive order requiring children and workers to wear face masks at Michigan childcare centers, camps and buses. All staff members and children ages 2 and older will now have to wear face coverings on school buses and other transportation. Staff members and children ages 4 and older have to wear face coverings in all indoor common spaces. Staff members and children ages 12 and old have to wear face coverings in classrooms, homes, cabins and similar indoor small group settings. Whitmer said she strongly encourages all children ages 2 and older to wear face coverings inside, though its not required by this executive order.
19 arrested during Detroit summer school protest today
DETROIT Police arrested 19 people Thursday morning during a protest of Detroit summer school classes being held during the coronavirus pandemic. pic.twitter.com/ml4Lmc7NyO Chuck Jackson (@NewsDeskChuck) July 23, 2020Happening now - #Detroit police have moved in to start arresting the protestors that are blocking DPSCD summer school buses from picking up kids. Related: Detroits in-person summer school classes can continue with virus testingThat means testing all 630 students in a tight time frame. The suit was seeking to sop summer school and first went before the judge on Friday. More: Inside Detroit summer school classrooms during pandemicMore: Share your thoughts, concerns about return to in-person learning
Fight over in-person summer school in Detroit heads to court
DETROIT After days of protests that ended in arrests on Thursday, the fight over in-person summer classes in Detroit is headed to court. A decision Friday, if its made, could stop summer school in Detroit amid the coronavirus pandemic. Summer school in the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) began Monday. It seeks to sop summer school. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said the district is following all CDC guidelines and stresses summer school is completely voluntary.