Garfield H.S. students show support for teachers
School is back in session Friday after a teacher sickout in the Garfield School District, but some students at the high school don?t want to remain in the classrooms.
Students at the high school decided to show their support for their teachers, who are working without a contract. On Thursday, classes were canceled throughout the district due to more than 80 percent of the teachers calling out sick.
On Friday, at least two fire alarms were pulled. Students evacuated the building with signs showing support for the teachers. Some students chose to leave for the day and continue their protest. Police were on hand to try to keep students on the campus and maintain order.
The district released this statement: ?It seems students are taking up the cause of the teachers. Security forces are looking at security tapes and those responsible [for pulling fire alarms] will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Students not reporting back to class will be listed with an unexcused absence.?
Morethan 300 Garfield teachers call out sick