Xavier University student protests outside Xavier University School of Science and Engineering over the dismissal of a teacher.
The Xavier University Students Association held a rally outside the school on Thursday morning.
Members of the Student Government Association (SGSA) marched on the school’s main lawn chanting and waving placards.
They then left peacefully after a rally was held outside the campus building.
SGSA member, who requested to be identified only as J., told The Sport Blog the group had a message for the school administration.
“They have shown us that they don’t care about the needs of the students,” he said.
“This is about the students being safe.
We want to make sure that everyone has a place to go to study.
The student association will do whatever they need to do to make this happen.”
SGSA members have been rallying for months to demand that the school take the teacher off the job.
They are calling on the university administration to provide safe places for students to study and they have received support from the school community.
SGRA member, said he had received support on social media from members of the community and the university.
He added that the SGSA had also been receiving support from a local student association, which has been organizing a community meeting on the issue.
Students from the SGRA group are demanding that the university rescind the teacher’s termination, as well as the university’s decision to give him a second chance.
The school administration is currently working with the school to provide a safe space for students who are affected by the teacher.
SGLA member, also asked to be named only as B., said he has been in contact with students and staff members, and that they were working on the matter.
“We have been reaching out to the school and asking for an explanation and for assurances that the issue is resolved.
They have responded to us, but we have been waiting to hear anything more,” he told The Sports Blog.
SGOA member, stated he hopes the school will respond positively to the students and the community.
“I hope that Xavier will respond to the student groups’ concerns.
The safety of our students, as students, is our first concern,” he stated.