Pulaski High School students rally to save their principal
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MILWAUKEE - Geared with signs, Pulaski students walked out of class to send a message to district headquarters.
“We want him here again,” said senior Rashawn Jackson.
Milwaukee Public Schools won't say if Pulaski High School principal Darrell Williams has been let go or reassigned, but the district has posted Williams' job.
“Over the year and a half that he's been here, he's changed the school. Suspensions have gone down, attendance has gone up. We are moving in the right direction,” Jackson said.
A spokesman says the district doesn't talk about personnel issues, and sent a statement saying, "Decisions regarding staff changes are made to support the school and school community."
Students too say they are worried about the community.
“Even though I'm a senior and I'm not going to be here next year, I'm worried about the people after me. I just want to see this community move forward,” Jackson said.
Williams did not return our calls, but students say he was touched by students' support.
“He's being humble right now, but I know he's thankful that the kids are willing to stand up,” Jackson said.