The celebration began at 4 p.m. local time with a small gathering of about 20 people gathered at the home of one of the district’s leaders, David Siegel, a former teacher.
He had been invited by the local school board to the event, but the board denied his request.
“I didn’t want to say no, but I don’t have a lot of money,” Siegel said.
The board wanted to be open for business, but it was not possible to have a full kitchen at home.
So Siegel’s wife, Kim, created a makeshift kitchen for a meal at a nearby restaurant, using leftover rice, carrots, cabbage, and tomatoes.
Kim Siegel also cooked a meal using leftover leftover chicken, rice, and beans, with the leftover vegetables and chicken from a local farmers market.
Then the celebration began.
People dressed in colorful costumes, including a black dress and a white kimono, and the festivities were held outside the home.
They wore masks, some holding hands, and a banner reading “KENT, THE GREATEST CITY IN THE WORLD.”
The event drew more than 200 people.
The crowd gathered around a fire that burned outside the school.
About 20 students dressed in kimonos, costumes, and masks were at the school’s main entrance, wearing orange jumpsuits and carrying signs reading “I WANT TO GO TO KENT.”
The school district announced the school would be reopened Wednesday.
The students were among more than 1,000 students who were removed from the district after the incident.
The district said that all students who had been removed from schools were placed in a special classroom that had no access to the internet or other technology. “
We are committed to a safe, supportive environment for all students and staff,” the district added.
The district said that all students who had been removed from schools were placed in a special classroom that had no access to the internet or other technology.
Some students were sent home with a special school bag that contained supplies and was filled with water and food.
School officials said they have made no changes to the curriculum.
Schools in Kentucky, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida have reopened, as have schools in Texas and New Jersey.
The school in Tennessee that was closed due to the incident is back open.
But many schools in the U.S. have closed after similar incidents in recent years.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.