by John Emerson - student
On Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013, young men who
appeared to be of college age, possibly students, were passing
out flyers outside of Newark's Central High School. The flyer I
received is pictured below.
All of the schools in Newark apparently got
the same flyer because on Tuesday, April 9th, at 12:00 we walked
out of school with permission and encouragement of the principal,
and large groups of my fellow students from Central High School
walked towards downtown Newark. We were accompanied by school
security and school administrators, but no teachers. Teachers
stayed behind for the students who did not walk out.
The Newark police were patroling on the street
making sure students were safe, and even blocked traffic so
students could cross the streets. By the time I walked to
Springfield Avenue, I began to notice Newark schools targeting
other Newark schools trying to start fights. Police and school
security were busy trying to stop the students from fighting one
another as they walked along together towards Rutgers Law Center
on Washington Street.
Not wanting to get involved in a street fight,
I left the crowd and went straight home where I filed this report
at 2:00 PM.
News 12 Report
on the Walk-out
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