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Walk-in protest held over conditions at Detroit schools

Teachers, parents and community members staged a walk-in protest at several Detroit schools to get a firsthand look at the conditions.

DETROIT (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Teachers, parents and community members staged a walk-in protest at several Detroit schools to get a firsthand look at the conditions.

Tuesday's demonstration was part of a day of action. Teachers have been protesting for weeks to have their schools returned to local control, and taken away from the state.

They want the district's debt brought down and conditions improved.

Just last month we learned some of the district's schools had warped floors, mold and even rodents inside. Parents who took a look Tuesday say many of those issues are still present.

"There are still problems. The ceilings leak, and not so much the structural thing, but equipment that they need," said one.

The walk-ins coincided with three Senate bills sent to committees Tuesday.

One punishes teachers for striking, and threatens to suspend or revoke their teaching licenses.

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