Student Protests Continue


Wednesday, February 7th 2007, 3:48 pm
By: News On 6


MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) -- About 75 Hilldale High School students walked the halls during class Wednesday to protest the suspension of their principal.

On Monday, up to 300 students also walked out of class to protest the suspension and possible firing of Dewayne Pemberton. He was suspended with pay last week.

Superintendent D.B. Merrill has declined to give reasons for the suspension, calling it a personnel matter.

Muskogee police officer Brad Holt said the student demonstration Wednesday morning was peaceful.