Jefferson County students disrupt school board meeting, get ejected

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GOLDEN, Colo. — Students in Jefferson County not pleased about a potential plan to review curriculum, including Advanced Placement U.S. history, disrupted a school board meeting Thursday night.

About a dozen students were escorted out of the meeting by security guards after some some students stood up and read aloud from history textbooks during the meeting, The Associated Press reports.

Some students who spoke at the podium instead of other students whose names were called during the public comment period were ejected, and so was a woman who yelled from the audience.

Another student read a passage about Malcolm X but when his time was up, the microphone was turned off and he was removed.

Someone blew a whistle and some students stood and said the Pledge of Allegiance. Outside of the meeting room, there were chants of “We are the future, let us know our past” before leaving.

“We wanted to prove that they don’t listen,” Tim Palese, a senior at Green Mountain High School, told The AP.

Protests this fall have centered on the curriculum review committee being approved by the board. The board has been under fire after board member Julie Williams said she wanted the curriculum to encourage patriotism and downplay civil disorder.

That sparked several protests, including students walking out of classes.

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