Reassignments prompt walkout, protests at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Posted at 9:00 AM, Nov 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 12:07:46-05

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) —  More than 50 teachers chanted "bring them back" outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, demanding the return of four administrators who were reassigned after a state commission's investigation of the shooting that killed 17 people on Valentine's Day.

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The teachers wore maroon Stoneman Douglas shirts as they demonstrated outside the Parkland school on Tuesday morning.

Broward County Public Schools announced the reassignments Monday. Some teachers told WPLG they don't think the three assistant principals and a security specialist did anything wrong. They say it was the FBI and other organizations that made mistakes.

A few hours later some students at the school staged a walkout. A TV helicopter showed images of students leaving the campus. 

Twenty-one-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder charges. He's due back in a Fort Lauderdale courtroom Tuesday afternoon.

Information from WPTV used in this report.