Student Walkout at El Paso High
POSTED: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 4:16pm
UPDATED: Monday, November 28, 2011 - 3:50pm
EL PASO - Between one and two hundred students walked out of their second period classes this morning to protest what they call unfair treatment from their principal.
Luis Liano is the principal at El Paso High, and students claim he favors sports over academics and recently fired one of their favorite teachers. They demanded that he be removed from his position.
The students walked laps around the school chanting "No Liano," and we know of at least one student who says he was cited for disorderly conduct. That same student told us that police made a deal with them: if they all went back to their classes peacefully, no one else would be cited. The protest lasted about an hour.
The students said they planned it yesterday and did not expect such big a turnout. A statement from El Paso Independent School District said: "El Paso High Students had a peaceful interaction with administration during their second period class to express both negative and positive concerns. Students returned to class safely and in an orderly manner."