Kent school officials address plans of student walkout at Theodore Roosevelt High School –

KENT, Ohio — The Kent City School District is responding to reported plans of a student walkout at Theodore Roosevelt High School on Friday.
The district released the following statement to 3News shortly before 11 a.m. Friday:
The Kent City School District has been made aware of a student using social media to organize a ‘walkout’ of Theodore Roosevelt High School today due to the student asserting that the District has not taken allegations of inappropriate conduct seriously. In actuality, however, when made aware of the allegations, the District followed Board Policy as well as Federal and State laws in ensuring that full, complete and thorough investigations were conducted, and appropriate steps were taken to address the concerns.
The District is always willing to listen to our students, our community’s most treasured asset and also the foundation for our purpose. Kent City Schools strives to ensure students have the opportunity to learn in a safe, harassment-free environment that encourages inquiry, critical thinking, and the desire for life-long learning. We believe these abilities are fundamental to improving the quality of our students’ lives, today and in the future.
No additional details were immediately available, but stay with 3News as we will update this story once additional information is released.
Editor’s note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated article on Dec. 10, 2021.
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