Students at Wilson Magnet protest over Black History Month Assembly misunderstanding

Updated: 02/27/2014 5:32 PM
Created: 02/27/2014 4:39 PM WHEC.com

There were protests at a local high school Thursday. Police had to be called to Wilson Magnet High School after students took to the hallways concerned over rumors their Black History Month Assembly had been canceled. Officers say they were able to get the group settled down and there were no arrests. 

News10NBC was told this all started when students got wind that their assembly, scheduled for Friday, had been canceled. The school district says that was a misunderstanding.

Steven Carrington, student, said, “I'm really pleased that our show is back on and we got to see our black scholars and to show what we can do as a people. I'm really pleased at that.”

The city school district sent out a response Thursday afternoon saying, “The Black History Month Celebration at Wilson High School is taking place tomorrow as scheduled. A rumor circulated this afternoon that the event was being canceled, which led to a brief student protest. There was discussion among faculty about postponing the event so student performers would have more time to prepare, but no postponement or cancelation was ever announced. It is regrettable that students decided to protest based on rumors." 

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