Mayor Bill de Blasio defends decision to keep schools open

The mayor said he anticipated that kids would be safe based on the information he received. (2/13/14)

BROOKLYN - Mayor Bill de Blasio is facing some tough questions following the decision to keep New York City schools open Thursday. 

The mayor said he anticipated that kids would be safe based on the information he received. 

"So many families depend on their schools as a place for the kids to be during the day," said de Blasio. "A safe place where they not only are taught, where they get nutrition, where they are safe from the elements."

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