Ambridge School To Close Before Door Open For Trump

Oct 10, 2016


Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during the second presidential debate with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016.
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A western Pennsylvania school district is ending classes early over concerns about more protesters arriving for Donald Trump's scheduled rally at its high school field house.

Trump is scheduled to speak at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Ambridge Area High School before he travels to northeastern Pennsylvania for a rally at Mohegan Sun Arena near Wilkes-Barre at 7 p.m.

The doors open for the Trump rally in Ambridge at noon. The school district, which is renting the field house to Trump's campaign, initially planned to dismiss classes at 2 p.m. But now officials say the junior and senior high schools will dismiss at 11 a.m. and the district's elementary students at noon so they'll be hopefully be gone before any protesters arrive.

All of the district's schools will be closed by the time Trump speaks.