Ferguson Schools Let Students Leave to Protest in Streets–Without Notifying Parents


Hundreds of students were allowed to leave several high schools in Ferguson, Mo., Tuesday morning to protest in the city’s streets–a decision the school district made without notifying the children’s parents before or during the protest.
Teachers and administrators also walked with the students as they blocked traffic and clogged congested intersections.
Jana Shortt, the communications director for Ferguson Public Schools, said the protests were “entirely student-led,” and parents were not notified beforehand.
“It was not that they were released, necessarily, it’s more that the district didn’t prevent the students from leaving the campus,” she said.
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