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MCS Statement on MCHS Student Protest

Andy Klotz

Late last week, an assigned class project prompted a display of student-created posters regarding social issues in a hallway at Muncie Central High School. The display created a disruptive discussion between a student and School Resource Officers – police officers from various departments outside of Muncie hired by Muncie Community Schools (MCS) – that the student and other observers found offensive.

As a result, the teacher involved was asked to relocate the posters to her classroom where she could invite visitors to view them. This occurred over the weekend. That inspired some students to organize a peaceful protest, which they held in the MCHS Student Center at the start of school today. The students voiced their concerns and engaged in civil discussion with school and district officials.

No other outside agency, including the Muncie Police Department, was involved with this protest. Muncie Community Schools takes the concerns of our students and parents very seriously, and will continue to look into the incident.

Once the investigation is complete, the district will make its findings known. As a result of today’s actions, MCHS will be operating on an e-learning day on Tuesday, November 16. In-person learning will resume the following day. Thank you!