Portland middle schoolers walk out of class to protest racism in schools

PORTLAND, Maine — City middle school students walked out of class Friday morning, protesting their principal and teachers’ lack of response to ongoing incidents of racism, Islamophobia, transphobia and homophobia at their schools.

About 200 students at Lincoln Middle School walked out Friday morning. One of the city’s other middle schools, Lyman Moore, also had a walk out to protest ongoing discrimination on Friday, school officials said.

A parent watching the protest at Lyman Moore estimated the group to be between 50 and 75 students.

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