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Protest school closings spread to Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- The spread of school closings as a result of protests to Governor Scott Walker's controversial budget repair bill has spread to the state's largest school district.

Shortly before 5:30 a.m. Friday, Milwaukee Public Schools announced they are closing classes for the day.

According to our partner station WISN 12 News in Milwaukee, a press release from MPS superintendent Gregory Thornton said teacher call-ins began Thursday night, and continued into Friday morning. More than 600 teachers had called in by the time district officials made the decision to close the doors.

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