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From Anne Branigin over at The Root:
As a “bomb cyclone” gets ready to blast the East Coast with historically frigid temperatures, Baltimore City Public Schools were still in session today, with the school district’s Twitter account assuring students and their families that “buildings were monitored for heat & water issues throughout the holiday break.”
But what students, faculty and staff encountered at schools across this city this week were subpar conditions and frigid temperatures that forced many of the kids in the district to leave class early.
As Baltimore Brew reports, outraged teachers took to social media to share and protest the conditions. This included Jesse Schneiderman of Frederick Douglass High School, who told the online outlet that the school environment was “miserable.”
“The kids had their coats, hats and gloves on all day,” he said, adding that several teachers had to move their classes to the library so that they could have heat.
Schneiderman also posted a picture of a classroom that had been flooded after a pipe burst during the winter break. The photo shows that the square floor tiles were damaged and warped.