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East Lansing High School students hold walkout after safety concerns

Posted at 4:37 PM, Jan 27, 2023

EAST LANSING, Mich. — It’s been an intense week at East Lansing High School. In response to recent events involving weapons, on Thursday morning students walked out of class to protest the administration's response.

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"School is half empty today," James Kanake, a senior, said. "Tuesday after the lockdown, everyone left. I would be shocked if it wasn't half empty tomorrow."

On Thursday afternoon, the district took an action of its own canceling the boy's basketball game against Okemos.

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A Facebook post from the district said, “in order to be proactive and investigate and address our current safety concerns in our building, tonight’s [Thursday's] boy's basketball games against Okemos have been postponed."

Friday the East Lansing's mayor will be holding a listening session to hear from people in the community. FOX 47 will be there with the latest in this continuing story.

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