COVINGTON, Ky. — The Roman Catholic high school that found itself besieged by critics after its students got into a videotaped face off with a Native American activist on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial said it was closed Tuesday “due to threats of violence.”
Covington Catholic High School “will reopen when they say it is safe to do so,” the Diocese of Covington and the school said in a statement.
Earlier, Covington Catholic High School principal Robert Rowe said they made the decision to close “in order to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff” after meeting with local law enforcement.
“All activities on campus will be cancelled for the entire day and evening,” Rowe said in a letter obtained by The Cincinnati Enquirer. “Students, parents, faculty and staff are not to be on campus for any reason. Please continue to keep the Covington Catholic Community in your prayers.”