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Parents Protest Principal's Solution to Middle School Fight

Posted February 19, 2008 5:01 p.m. EST

— Parents of Dillard Drive Middle School students turned out at Tuesday's Wake County Board of Education meeting to protest what they see as racial bias by the principal there.

In December, Principal Teresa Abron convened two assemblies -- one each for black and Hispanic students in the seventh grade after a fight between two girls in that class. 

White students were not called to the assembly, Abron said, because they were not identified as being involved. Had they been, they would also have been called, she said.

Protesters suggest that school faculty could use some diversity training.

The school board met Tuesday afternoon to tackle a number of issues, including class size and water conservation.