Marshall High School students walked out of class today to protest the Marshall Public Schools after a student was reportedly raped at a prom celebration.
According to ABC 17 News, the Marshall Police Department began investigating the incident on Thursday. “We’re worried about the parents’ and kids’ health and safety.” Marshall police declined to comment on the inquiry but said they appreciate the student’s freedom to demonstrate.
“Students protested the district’s actions about an event that happened outside school grounds over the weekend,” according to a written statement on the Marshall Public Schools website. MPS said that they “do not have authority in these sorts of occurrences,” but that they “take seriously the disturbance of the educational process both inside and outside the institution.”
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According to the demonstration.
Students at the demonstration stated they no longer felt secure at school and demanded that the school take action.”If they won’t fight for us, we’ll have to fight for ourselves,” Payton Overly-Mcdowell said.
Marshall High School student Overly-Mcdowell wants the school to “recognize that this is wrong.” The victim’s cousin expressed gratitude for the community’s and students’ support.
According to the relative, the victim was ejected from school for disturbing class, while her accused assailants were still allowed to attend. He did state that legal action is being pursued against her assailants. At this moment, the family has requested anonymity.
For participating in the Thursday demonstration, students are also being expelled. “Right now, no one knows anything,” said Thomas Steward, a student’s father.
They were summoned to pick up their daughter from school yesterday because she was “becoming disruptive, and she has to leave,” according to Steward.
Steward said he and his wife attempted contacting the school to find out whether their daughter had been suspended or expelled, as well as when she may return.
“I couldn’t get them to respond or even pick up the phone.” Steward said that he contacted the school four times today, while his wife called five to six times. The Marshall Public Schools administration declined to respond when ABC 17 News visited them.
The management of Marshall Public Schools.
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According to a White House official, ten individuals were killed in the incident, and at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service, Biden extended his condolences to the victims and their families.
“We must all work together to combat the hatred that continues to taint America’s spirit.” “Our hearts are heavy once again, but we must never falter in our commitment,” the President remarked.
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Weather First Alert.
Later today, rain is possible, with heavy showers possible. Storms will accompany a short period of warmth until the middle of the week.
Lots of sunlight and pleasant, warm temperatures in the high 50s will be present starting this morning. With highs in the mid-70s and lower 80s, today should be a speedy warm-up.
During the day, there will be a lot of dry air over the area, so any rain leftovers from early morning Kansas/Oklahoma storms will most likely fizzle out and leave just clouds.