Indiana Area Senior High School

Student Detained: IHS Students Protest

By AMARA MOORE

IHS student, who will remain nameless, was believed to be wrongfully detained back in January. Several students gathered in protest to make a change at what was believed to be a racially motivated issue.

On January 13, 2022, around 30 students protested an incident that had happened the day before where a student was detained and a hard lockdown was called. Many students believed it to be racially motivated, others thought it to be reputational, but in all, they thought it was wrong.

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Although the event gained a lot of traction and support, there were also several students who took the flyers, crumpled them up, and threw them away. Some even scribbled all over them or threw them at the protesters calling us “delusional” “racist” “extra”, etc. Noone was truly phased though. We did not stand down or give up until we knew we were heard.

 

Towards the end of the day, the principal and the students had had a talk about officially and truly making a change with racial injustices in this school. Things such as a Black History Month video every morning of February to bring recognition to lesser-known black people who’ve done extremely important things for history, meeting with me, Amara Moore, to discuss further ideas for change, and discussing important topics and areas of issue.

Although the event gained a lot of traction and support, there were also several students who took the flyers, crumpled them up, and threw them away. Some even scribbled all over them or threw them at the protesters calling us “delusional” “racist” “extra”, etc. Noone was truly phased though. We did not stand down or give up until we knew we were heard.

Towards the end of the day, the principal and the students had had a talk about officially and truly making a change with racial injustices in this school. Things such as a Black History Month video every morning of February to bring recognition to lesser-known black people who’ve done extremely important things for history, meeting with me, Amara Moore, to discuss further ideas for change, and discussing important topics and areas of issue.

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