updated 5:56 PM MDT, Oct 13, 2017

St. Cloud officials meet with Somali students over treatment

  • Published in AMERICAS



ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — St. Cloud school officials have met with Somali parents, community elders and students after Somali-American students walked out to protest their treatment.

Minnesota Public Radio News reports the meeting happened Thursday, a day after students, including 18-year-old Nasteho Dini walked out of St. Cloud Tech High School.

Dini said school officials told the students they'd get a response to their requests soon.

The principal, Adam Holm, also made an announcement to the school, conveying the protesters' concerns.


Students said the incident that set off their protest involved a photo of one of them posted on social media with a slur. They say it's part of a larger pattern of behavior.

District spokeswoman Tami DeLand said the district has a strong policy against harassment, and all complaints are investigated.

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Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News
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