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Students, adults clash at Grants Pass High School protest

Story by Associated Press
Published on November 18, 2021 9:02 AM
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Student demonstrators and adult counter-protesters clashed outside Grants Pass High School in Oregon during a student-led walkout against the reinstatement of two educators who expressed public support for educational policies that favor a student's biological sex over their gender identity, authorities said. Students left class Tuesday to protest a Nov. 9 school board vote to reinstate former North Middle School assistant principal Rachel Damiano and former science teacher Katie Medart.

Several adults from religious groups showed up to demonstrate against the students and between 200 to 300 people wound up outside the high school, the Mail Tribune reported.

Police detained several people, including a student who they said spit on a counter-protester and a teen who tried to intervene in another student's arrest.