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Parents express outrage over commercial filmed on school campus

Posted at 9:58 AM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 12:58:19-05

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KERO) — Parents in a Los Angeles school district are outraged after an elementary school was used to film a commercial for Apple-TV. All this while students are not being allowed back in the classroom.

Some of the actors were seen on the set without masks and not social distancing.

One group of parents is upset that students with special needs specifically aren't being allowed back into the classroom. County officials allowed some students with special needs back in the fall but postponed that plan after cases of COVID-19 surged during the winter.

Currently, the school district is in talks with the teachers union in order to get students back but in the meantime, no services are being offered.

"California has its priorities completely backwards. The fact that LAUSD says it's safe to have kids working on campus to film for Apple TV, but they can't have the highest-needs kids with disabilities on campus to receive their federally mandated services and they're saying that's not safe? That makes no sense," said parent Jenny Hontz.

Governor Gavin Newsom has also recently expressed his intention to reopen classrooms across the state safely as soon as this month.