Ladue students stage walkout over racial incidents

3 years 10 months 2 days ago Wednesday, November 16 2016 Nov 16, 2016 Wednesday, November 16, 2016 3:45:41 PM CST November 16, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

LADUE (AP) — An estimated 150 students at a suburban St. Louis high school have walked out of class to protest recently race-related incidents.

The walkout happened Wednesday at Ladue Horton Watkins High School in Ladue. Some of the students expressed concern that school officials are not taking the concerns seriously.

The walkout came less than a week after two white male students were disciplined for entering a school bus chanting "Trump, Trump, Trump," with one implying that black students should go to the back of the bus. That incident happened Thursday, two days after Republican Donald Trump was elected president.

Some residents told the school board Tuesday that other racial incidents have also occurred.

School district officials say they take the concerns seriously, and are working on efforts to improve racial tolerance.

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