Students protest at Rosa Fort High School for a second day
TUNICA, Miss. — For the second day in a row, students at Rosa Fort High School are protesting the firing of their principal.
Today, 50-75 students walked from the school to the superintendent’s office according to the Tunica County Sheriff’s Department.
Students called to tell us they were not being allowed back on school property after Friday’s march, however when we arrived all but five appeared to have returned to class.
Thursday, more than 200 students, walked out of class after Principal Derrick Dace was fired.
Superintendent Steven Chandler told WREG that Dace was fired due to poor performance.
“We have a high school that is currently in year three of ‘priority status,’ which means that it went three consecutive years with a graduation rate below 60 percent,” said Chandler.