Hundreds of Kennedy High students took to the pavement Friday morning to protest possible closure of the south Richmond school.

Students walked out of their first-period classes and marched about two miles to West Contra Costa school district headquarters on Bissell Avenue in Richmond, where they denounced Kennedy's possible closure.

The school district has targeted Kennedy as one of 13 schools that will possibly be shuttered next year or the year after as part of a $3 million-plus cost-saving plan. Kennedy students would be relocated to nearby El Cerrito and Richmond High schools.

Students held signs that read "Honk for us" and yelled at administrators who greeted them outside district headquarters. The district plans to make a final decision in February on which schools to close.

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