- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Hundreds of students walked out of high schools in an eastern Pennsylvania city to call for better treatment of minorities and more textbooks and other supplies.

The Morning Call reports (https://bit.ly/1NZhXba ) many of the Allentown School District students were unsure what sparked Monday’s protest and some quickly lost interest.

Students led by a charter-school teacher who’d applied for work in the district demanded Superintendent Russ Mayo’s resignation, a summer employment program and a student representative on the school board.

About 400 district students and 100 charter school students participated. Protests are expected to continue each day this week.

A district spokeswoman tells the newspaper students weren’t prevented from leaving. She says they will receive an unexcused absence and could face other consequences.

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Information from: The Morning Call, https://www.mcall.com

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