Latino students, adults stage protest at Hammond Area Career Center

2013-05-08T19:00:00Z Latino students, adults stage protest at Hammond Area Career CenterLu Ann Franklin Times Correspondent
May 08, 2013 7:00 pm  • 

HAMMOND | A group of Latino students who left Clark High School during classes Wednesday morning staged a protest across Sohl Avenue from the Hammond Area Career Center, where Glenda Ritz, Indiana superintendent of public instruction, was talking with administrators and teachers.

Organized by parent Shirley Trinidad, the protest centered on what those gathered called racial discrimination at Clark against students and staff.

Trinidad said she hoped to draw the attention of Ritz. However, Ritz’s group parked in the career center’s rear lot.

“I didn’t see the protest,” Ritz said later.

Clark Principal Robert Wilson came out of the meeting at the career center to talk with the students.

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