Parents started arriving at Disney Magnet School shortly after 8 a.m. Many were from nearby Nettelhorst Elementary. They walked their children past protesting teachers as security guards directed them to an area in back of the school across a parking lot.
Some parents said they found the situation awkward.
“It’s really awkward. We support the teachers but, on the other hand, what am I supposed to do with my kid? I have to go to work,” said Antonia Hernandez, holding the hands of her 5- and 7-year old children, both students at Nettelhorst.