PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Twelve schools will close Wednesday for President Donald Trump’s visit to the city.
Pittsburgh Public Schools announced Monday that the 12 schools below are closed to ensure student safety in preparation for the visit.
- Pittsburgh Allderdice High School
- Pittsburgh Brashear High School
- Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12
- Pittsburgh Carrick High School
- Pittsburgh Milliones 6-12
- Pittsburgh Obama 6-12
- Pittsburgh Online Academy Drop-In Center
- Pittsburgh Oliver Citywide Academy
- Pittsburgh Perry High School
- Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy 6-12
- Pittsburgh Student Achievement Center 6-12
- Pittsburgh Westinghouse 6-12
“We believe we can never do enough to ensure student safety,” said superintendent Anthony Hamlet in an issued statement. “Due to information we have received from city officials, the unknown impact of rolling closures on traffic, and as an additional precaution, we will close 12 schools to ensure students are not traveling through downtown during the President’s visit.”
The 12 schools were chosen because of the large number of students who travel through the downtown area, the school district said.
All staff members will report, but classes and athletic events are canceled.
President Trump is scheduled to speak at the Marcellus Shale Coalition on Wednesday.
The event is at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center from Tuesday through Thursday.