Families rally to save Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in NE Portland

Hundreds rallied to encourage district officials to take the school out of consideration as a possible relocation site for Harriet Tubman Middle School.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Hundreds of parents and students rallied outside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Northeast Portland on Friday. Their goal was encouraging district officials to take the school out of consideration as a possible relocation site for Harriet Tubman Middle School.

“If we shut down this school then I won’t be able to come here anymore,” said second-grader Honesty Davis. “There’s no other good schools that I think I can go to that’s good as this school.”

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