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Parents protest school closures

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CARTHAGE, MS (WLBT) - Parents and students of the Leake County School District gathered outside the county courthouse to protest consolidation and school closures.

Officials with the U.S. Department of Justice determined Leake County schools have violated the 1969 Desegregation Order. Thomastown Attendance Center has a majority black student population. Edinburg Attendance Center has a majority white student population.

The Leake County School Board has decided to shut down both schools and merge them into Carthage High School. Parents and students from both attendance centers want the schools to stay open.

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