Mpls South High Students Stage Walkout at Peace March
A group of Minneapolis students want to make sure a fight involving as many as 300 students never happens again.
Some students say racial tensions led to the fight at South Minneapolis High School, and they're still concerned that these problems are still going on.
That's why they're staging what they call a "peaceful demonstration" on campus.
But after the 2-hour school sponsored assembly ended, and students were supposed to go back to class, hundreds of students went around the administration and walked out of the building.
The march outside wasn't authorized by administration, but students wanted to make sure their voices were heard.
Earlier this morning, during the assembly students participated in a Native American round dance, a prayer, and a cultural practice called a smudge.
Student leaders felt it was time for a change in the culture at South High, and wanted to start the dialogue between all ethnic groups and all races.