Covington Catholic High School closed today to ensure safety of students, staff

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UPDATED 7:00 AM PT — Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky is keeping its doors closed over security concerns. In a letter released Tuesday, the school’s principal said classes have been canceled to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff.

This comes after students from the school were accused of racism following a confrontation with Native American elder Nathan Phillips in Washington, D.C. over the weekend. Viral video now shows Phillips provoked the situation and lied to the media.

Students are saying they are now receiving death threats, and Native American groups are planning to protest outside the school.

A police car sits at the entrance to Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Ky., Saturday, Jan 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

President Trump responded by saying the students were treated unfairly, and the media was wrong about the encounter.

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