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COAL TOWNSHIP — Shamokin Area School Board President Brian Persing criticized comments made on Facebook regarding the district’s concern for the safety of its students.

Speaking at the end of Tuesday night’s school board meeting, Persing said, “I take offense with the comments made about our kids not being safe in school. The kids are way safer in school than anywhere else and our school board and administrators have done a great job following all the COVID-19 protocols including mandatory mask wearing and social distancing.”

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