Students Protest, Meet With Mayor Over Arrest
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Dozens of students who walked out of a St. Paul high school to protest the trespassing arrest of a former student met with the mayor to vent their demands.
Mayor Chris Coleman met with the students after they marched to City Hall Tuesday. The Central High School students are upset about the 16-year-old boy who is heard on video crying out for help as an officer arrested him at the school. The students want the police liaison officer who made the arrest removed from duty. The students also want racial sensitivity training for officers.
Police spokesman Steve Linders says the teen had been at the school without permission. The liaison officer accompanied him outside where he shoved the officer and was pepper sprayed, then arrested.