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Students protest closing of Bishop Byrne

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

More than 100 and supporters marched in a silent protest in front of Bishop Byrne Middle School and High School Friday afternoon to protest the school's closing at the end of the school year.

MORE: Diocese to close Bishop Byrne

The Catholic Diocese of Memphis is shutting down the 46-year old private school along with its middle school. The decision comes after years of rising costs and decreasing enrollment.

Students in grades 7 through 11 will be encouraged to apply to Memphis Catholic or other schools in the system.

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