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School Leaders to Meet With Parents Upset Over Principal's Solution to Fight

Posted April 1, 2008 11:08 p.m. EDT
Updated April 1, 2008 11:13 p.m. EDT

— John Comer, president of the advocacy group ACORN, announced school leaders will meet Thursday with parents upset over separate assemblies held at Dillard Drive Middle School.

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

Abron later said white students were not called to the assemblies because they were not identified as being involved in the fight.

Some parents, along with ACORN leaders, took their concerns to the Wake County School Board.

The district and school board have stood by the principal's actions, but have said they are willing to listen to concerns.

Comer said two parents will meet with two school board members April 3 at 5 p.m. at the Cameron Village Library.

The media will not be allowed inside, Comer said.

ACORN is the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.