Roosevelt H.S. students stage walkout

About two dozen Roosevelt High School students staged a walkout today that is now raising questions about why two popular staff members were let go.

Benjamin Rodriguez says he led the protest after being suspended for distributing copies of a news article that discussed a sexual harassment case against Principal Richard Bost.

Students say they believe the faculty members were let go for knowing too much information about the principal. However, the Department of Education (DOE) says that teacher Mike Mullen and counselor Diane Ghallagher are facing termination hearings for incompetence.

The DOE also confirmed that Bost is a probationary principal and that his probation was extended three years after a sexual harassment allegation was substantiated.

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