Student-led march protests stereotyping of Battle Creek Central

Oct 5, 2012

A student-led march in downtown Battle Creek this morning protested recent violence and attempts to blame the violence on Battle Creek Central High School.

Over 2,000 marchers from across Calhoun County took to the streets in support of Battle Creek Central.

From the Battle Creek Enquirer:

Central planned the march after commenters on Facebook forums blamed “thugs and gangbangers” at Central for a Sept. 28 shooting that happened during an altercation west of the school. Police said that altercation involved at least two Central students, but officials from Central said those two kids don’t represent the 1,200-student school.

Marchers, including students from other local high schools, walked in silence as they carried signs showing their support of BCC.

Organizers say the march symbolizes a “refusal to accept the stereotypes so many attach to the Battle Creek Central High School campus.”

- Jordan Wyant, Michigan Radio Newsroom