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4 Texas students arrested during sexual harassment protest

Students at Little Elm High School are planning more demonstrations after four students were...
Students at Little Elm High School are planning more demonstrations after four students were arrested last week at a protest in the school. (Credit: Twitter/briangomesss)(For CBS affiliates only.)
Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 11:09 AM CST
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(AP) - Students at Little Elm High School are planning more demonstrations after four students were arrested last week at a protest in the school.

Students in Little Elm, a suburb of Dallas, decided to walk out of classes Friday after a sophomore publicly accused a freshman of sexually harassing and abusing her. Hundreds of students walked out to protest the administration’s response.

Videos widely shared on social media show officers forcibly holding a student on the ground while arresting him. Others show two officers pepper-spraying one student and then firing their tasers at him.

School and city officials maintain that the officers were justified in using force.

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