Several hundred students at Chester County’s Coatesville Area High School students walked out of school Friday morning in a protest against racism prompted by a posting by schoolmates on social media showing pumpkins carved with a swastika and KKK on them.
The protest came a day after scores of students at Gloucester County’s Washington Township High School staged a sit in after some white students exchanged racially charged social-media messages, leading to a confrontation between some white and black students.
The Coatesville students walked out about 7:30 a.m. and were expected to demonstrate until noon.
School officials, prepared in advance for the protest, monitored the students outside. – READ MORE[contentcards url=”http://www.philly.com/philly/education/coatesville-high-school-protest-racism-carved-pumpkins-20171020.html” target=”_blank”]