It’s for the children.
Via Fox News:
Hundreds of students in Beverly Hills, Calif., protested Friday morning in a park near one of President Trump’s homes, calling on him to help move a Los Angeles subway project away from their school — or at least pull federal funding for the plan, reports said.
An expansion of the L.A. Metro’s Purple Line calls for tunneling underneath Beverly Hills High School, pitting the Beverly Hills Unified School District against the Metro, which is operated by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Fox 11 Los Angeles reported.
Students called on Trump to help steer the subway line away from the high school or revoke $1.5 billion in federal funding from the project, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The school district contended that the project could release methane and hydrogen sulfide gases, which could pose serious health risks, Fox 11 reported. Teenagers also feared that the gases could spark a methane explosion, the Times reported.
“I should not constantly be terrified of an explosion … or that my health could be jeopardized, simply by being at school,” student organizer Amanda Khodabash, 16, said at the rally, according to the Times.[…]
Myra Demeter, a former Beverly Hills school board member, told the Times that she was “mortified and outraged” by the protests, saying “The resources and efforts of the school board should be to educate students, not excuse them from classes and use them as pawns.”