Trezevant students stage walk out after football team punished - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Trezevant students stage walk out after football team punished

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Students at Trezevant High School are upset about the punishment given to their football team after grade violations were discovered.

Thursday, the team forfeited their season due to the violations.

Several students walked out of the school Friday because of what they called “unfair treatment.”

"It's like a protest, like a boycott,” Trezevant freshman Canchanita Tucker said. “We're fighting for something we believe in, like that. We're trying to say we have a voice in here, but they don't see it."

Students said several dozen others joined them by staging a planned walk out of the school. Students said some coaches have been let go from the school, but the district would not confirm that information.

"Got mad about that and they got mad and walked around the school, and then they said, ‘forget it’ and they walked out,” Tucker said.

There was a heavy police presence outside the school before classes were dismissed. The protesting students left, saying they are fighting for what they believe is right.

"We got to stand up for Trezevant; we got to do it. This our school,” Trezevant senior Tony Lewis said.

After classes dismissed, tensions were high. One student was taken into police custody after a confrontation with the officers.

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