02/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Poor Kids Kicked Out For Rich Kids' School: Principal

As word filtered down at Carpenter Elementary, some parents said they felt as if they'd had the air knocked out of them.

The Near West Side school Thursday was told officials want to close Carpenter -- where students are 97 percent low-income -- and turn its building over to a Gold Coast elementary recently approved for a new high school.

"I'm still in shock. You're taking our school to give to rich kids? What about poor kids? I'm so angry," said parent Patricia Herron.

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