The scholar-organized protest was associated to an alleged sexual assault incident involving a classmate.
“This morning, college students at Little Elm HS had deliberate a pupil demonstration contained in the campus that brought about some college students to behave in a manner that brought about a significant disruption,” the Little Elm Unbiased Faculty District (LEISD) mentioned in an announcement launched Friday. “4 juvenile college students had been arrested for assaulting Little Elm Cops.”
“Officers from Little Elm ISD and Little Elm Police Division labored collectively to safe the scene to make sure the security of everybody on the campus,” the assertion added.
The district mentioned the walkout was organized as “a results of a social media publish the day earlier than that contained inaccurate info relating to an incident that occurred a month in the past.”
Metropolis spokesperson Erin Mudie instructed Fox Information Digital that “4 juvenile college students had been arrested … for assaulting/spitting on officers.”
Viral movies posted on social media present Little Elm law enforcement officials pepper-spraying and tasing a pupil inside the varsity, as FOX 2 Dallas-Fort Value first reported.
Kayleigh, a pupil who, for security causes, requested to be recognized by her first identify solely, described the scene to Fox Information.
“There had been a publish going round on social media. I had seen it on Snapchat. Mainly, [students] had put collectively a walkout/protest over social media,” she mentioned. College students deliberate to march to Little Elm Principal Dr. Gerald Muhammad’s workplace.
What began as a peaceable demonstration took a flip when some college students began banging on Muhammad’s home windows and “throwing issues.” When college students realized the principal was not in his workplace, they marched downstairs to proceed the walkout.
Three officers had been known as to the varsity and tried to dam college students from going downstairs, however college students had been in a position to push previous them, Kayleigh mentioned. As soon as downstairs, issues grew to become extra chaotic. Police arrested a pupil and pepper-sprayed one other earlier than tasing him.
“They tased, pepper-sprayed and used extreme pressure on these college students,” Kayleigh mentioned.
Mudie instructed Fox Information that the scholar who was tased acquired a medical examination earlier than authorities transported him to a juvenile detention heart.
The highschool resumed a standard faculty day after the incident, in keeping with LEISD.