Henry Lord Middle school in Fall River will close

By John Guice

jguice@abc6.com

     Students at Fall River's Henry Lord Middle school won't be able to return there next fall. School officials voted to close the school because its been struggling academically.This is not sitting well with parents.

     Joe lopes lives across the street from Henry Lord,He was planning to send his granddaughter to the middle school.He says, “a lot of kids and a lot of families are going to be affected if they close at school a lot of families are going to lose their jobs ” The school will close by the end of this school year.

      ABC 6 spoke to Mayor Will  Flanagan on the phone,he says it's unfortunate the school has to close and says, his administration will do everything he can to help families find other schools .