The Hoover school system could be targeted by protesters upset about the deadly police shooting at the Galleria, administrators said Friday. An email was sent to parents advising that the potential for demonstrations exists, citing messages on social media.
The email reads, in part:
“Please know we are tracking these developments and will address each and every situation with the necessary attention and procedures. We are in communication with local law enforcement officials as posts or other developments are brought to our attention.
“Minimizing disruption on our campuses is a constant focus for us. Moreover, keeping your students safe remains our number one priority.”
In response, protest leader Carlos Chaverst posted the following message on Facebook:
"They are watching!! They know we are coming! If we don’t get no justice they don’t get no peace. They never know when we are showing up nor where we are showing up! Keep them on their toes! Y’all ready to hit the schools?!"
Protesters have demonstrated at the mall and on Highway 31 since a policeman fatally shot Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr. while responding to a shooting that injured two people at the mall Thanksgiving night. Police say Bradford had a gun in his hand when confronted by the officer, but later determined he did not fire the shots. The suspect, Erron Brown, 20, was captured Thursday near Atlanta.