High school students protest Tay Anderson’s stance at Denver school board after investigation uncovers inappropriate behavior – CBS Denver
DENVER (CBS4)– Dozens of Denver high school students walked out of class Monday morning to protest Tay Anderson’s position at the Denver School Board. Anderson was censored by the board last week after an investigation found he had acted inappropriately, but the initial allegations of sexual assault were unfounded.
Although censored by the school board, Anderson will retain his seat.
– Mekialaya White (@Mekialaya) September 20, 2021
Dozens of North High School students gathered outside the school with a megaphone and signs. The demonstration centers on Anderson and the fact that many students feel insecure with him still on the board. The organizer of the walkout said in a statement: “Anyone responsible for such worrying actions in or in connection with learning environments that include children is much more unacceptable and should be removed. It is time that we end the Anderson’s time in DPS.
East High School students also walked out of class on Monday, heading to the Denver School Board offices at Emily Griffith in downtown Denver. Students from the North were also to meet with the group from the East.
The board had waited months for the drafted 96-page report that these anonymous allegations of sexual assault against the board member were “unfounded.” The report revealed that Anderson had acted inappropriately by texting students.
After Anderson’s censorship last week, he said, “It’s unprecedented, it’s causing anti-darkness and roots in systems that defend white supremacy.”
Director Anderson is releasing the statement in response to the walkouts this morning.
He will address the district this evening at 6:00 p.m. pic.twitter.com/rrNkHseKmX
– Tay Anderson (@TayAndersonCO) September 20, 2021
Anderson tweeted his response to the walkout and said he plans to address the community at 6 p.m. on Monday.