JeffCo students continue protesting school board proposals

Jesse Paul --- The Denver Post 

Student walk-outs in Jefferson County continued for the third straight day Wednesday after students at Chatfield High School left classes in protest of school board decisions and proposals.

Photos posted on Twitter by 7News showed students rallying on the edge of a street bearing signs, including ones reading "Don't make history a mystery," which has become a slogan of this week's walk-outs.

Tuesday's student walkouts happened at Arvada West, Pomona, Ralston Valley, Wheat Ridge and Golden high schools and included hundreds of students bearing signs who flooded the intersections of major thoroughfares.

More than 100 Evergreen High School students walked out of classes Monday morning to protest outside of the county's school administration building in Golden where they met with the district superintendent.

Students said they organized the protests on Facebook.

"I respect the right of our students to express their opinions in a peaceful manner," Jeffco superintendent Dan McMinimee said in a statement Tuesday. "I do, however, prefer that our students stay in class."

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