Boston Mayor Michelle Wu Responds To Incidents At City's Public Schools

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — In the wake of a series of violent and hazardous incidents at Boston Public Schools, Mayor Michelle Wu spoke to WBZ's Mike Macklin about the city's plan to improve the education scene.

Within BPS' District, Bullets were found in four schools over the past two weeks, students walked out of Boston Arts Academy to protest unsafe conditions, and a school committee voted to shut down Mission Hill K-8 School after a scathing report cited years of bullying and abuse of students there.

"Each of the individual incidents that have been raised has been very quickly responded to and we have a good team in place in terms of planning for the transition to new leadership for this district, and making sure that we're making good progress along the way," Mayor Wu said.

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Meanwhile, BPS and Mayor Wu is seeking a new superintendent as Brenda Cassellius steps out this year.

"I have two kids in the school- they're excited to go to school every day, I'm really grateful to be a parent in the BPS, there are some great things happening and we're always striving to do better," Wu said.

Written by Jay Willett (@JayWillettWBZ). WBZ's Mike Macklin reports.

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