This afternoon protest his an embattled local school after parents, friends and family weren't satisfied with answers from the administration following a deadly stabbing that left a student dead.
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About 100 Northeast Middle School students walked out of class on Monday and protested at the edge of school property, joining family who stood across the street in pleading for justice for 14-year-old Manuel Guzman, who was fatally stabbed at the school last week.
Family members wept as they pleaded for answers. Friends and relatives, many carrying signs or wearing T-shirts with pictures of Guzman, demanded an explanation from administration about how the stabbing could have happened at the school with metal detectors, security and a policy requiring clear backpacks.
Police and extra security remained outside near the crowds on Monday. The students were required to stand behind barricades and were not allowed to join Guzman’s friends and family on the sidewalk. But the two groups often chanted in unison, yelling “Justice for Manny,” “School should be closed” and “Long live Manny.”
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About 100 Northeast Middle School students walked out of class on Monday and protested at the edge of school property, joining family who stood across the street in pleading for justice for 14-year-old Manuel Guzman, who was fatally stabbed at the school last week. Family members wept as they pleaded for answers.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Friends, family and Northeast Middle School students marched in support of Manuel Guzman, the 8th grade student that died last week in a school bathroom. The group took to the corner of an intersection near the school with signs saying "Justice for Manuel."
More than 100 students walked out of class at Northeast Middle School Monday to draw attention to their concerns over student safety. Dozens of parents joined the rally, which was prompted by the fatal stabbing of Manuel Guzman, a 14-year-old eighth-grader, in the school's bathroom last week.
Family and friends of Manuel Guzman, who was stabbed to death at Northeast Middle School last week, said they want answers from the Kansas City Public School District.They held a rally outside Northeast Middle School today. Dozens of students at the school walked out of class Monday to show their support for Guzman and his family.
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