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Muncie Central High School continues e-learning again Thursday following student protest

The district said the situation stemmed from a class project in which students made posters about social issues that were displayed in a hallway.

MUNCIE, Ind. — Muncie Central High School students will be attending classes virtually again on Thursday after a peaceful protest at school on Monday.

In a statement, Muncie Community Schools said the situation stemmed from a class project in which students made posters about social issues that were displayed in a hallway.

Tuesday afternoon, Muncie Community Schools said they would continue with another e-learning day on Wednesday.  The district said they anticipate resuming in-person learning on Thursday. 

The display created a disagreement between a student and school resource officers, the district said, which that student and other observers found offensive. 

The teacher involved was asked to move the posters into their classroom, leading to some students organizing a peaceful protest, which was held in the school's student center at the beginning of classes on Monday.

"The students voiced their concerns and engaged in civil discussion with school and district officials," Muncie Community Schools said in its statement. "No other outside agency, including the Muncie Police Department, was involved with this protest. Muncie Community Schools takes the concerns of our students and parents very seriously, and will continue to look into the incident. Once the investigation is complete, the district will make its findings known."

The district said that in-person instruction will resume on Friday.

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