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Booker T. Washington student protest blocked by school officials

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Students at Shreveport's Booker T. Washington High School launched a protest Friday against their principal.

We're told that students planned to walk off campus at 2:00 p.m. because they don't like the way their principal, Dr. Stacey Russell, does her job. But, at 2:00 p.m., no students came out. A parent in support of the protest told KTBS 3 News that the teachers and security got word of what was planned and blocked the doors to not allow the students to leave.

At 3:30 p.m., when school let out for the day, a handful of students held up signs and spoke out. Other students tried to talk to us on camera but a school board official interrupted and wouldn't allow it.

This is the second planned student protest in recent weeks. Two weeks ago, about 50 students at Fair Park High School staged a protest over news that their principal would be re-assigned next year.

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