DETROIT (WXYZ) - A parent advocate says she saw textbooks in a dumpster outside the Detroit Day School for the Deaf.
Deborah Love-Peel, mother of a former student at the school, says a tip led her to the dumpster where she found the books and snapped the pictures to document her claim.
She says there were up to 150 books, ranging from dictionaries to science books to American Sign Language textbooks.
"They weren't books that were tattered or torn or anything like that," says Love-Peel, who says the books were either new or slightly used.
The school district says the textbooks are obsolete.
This is just the latest incident that many in the deaf community and their supporters are upset about.
Starting this school year, the roughly 40 deaf students who attended the Day School for the Deaf are being mainstreamed into other school buildings.
"What they did was they took a building that only deaf students can use and gave it to administrators who could go anywhere," said Elena Herrada, a school board member. "It's criminal...it's people with absolutely no expertise and no morals are making these decisions."
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