Parents Protest Mayor Adams Plan to Use Standalone School Gyms for Migrant Housing

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The announcement that 20 New York City schools may be turned into shelters to house migrants has left many parents angry.

It’s the city’s next solution to the humanitarian crisis.

Some parents are saying it’s the wrong decision. They spent the day protesting all around the city, gathering outside of schools like P.S. 172 in Sunset Park.

P.S 172’s gym opened in September after undergoing renovations for years.

Adding fuel to the fire, parents said they weren’t made aware of the city’s new plan until Sunday.

The school has 50 beds that have already been set up inside of its gym, according to people inside of the school. There is only one tiny bathroom inside and no showers.

Mayor Eric Adams said the city is expecting more busloads of immigrants this weekend.