Security tight at TUSD ethnic studies meeting
Web Producer: David Rush
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - TUSD's special meeting on ethnic studies began on time Tuesday and without any hint of a protest.
That's a far cry from last week when supporters of ethnic studies stormed the board room and took over the meeting before it even started. The protesters, many of them students, chained themselves to board member's chairs and chanted. The meeting was later canceled.
But with added security, Tuesday's rescheduled meeting began without a hitch.
Inside the board room, police in riot gear kept watch as people were let in one at a time. When the room was filled, the doors were closed and no one was allowed in or out.
Outside TUSD headquarters, cement barricades were set up around the building. The security included bomb sniffing dogs and unmarked vehicles.
The meeting was originally re-scheduled for Thursday at Catalina High School. But board members decided to change the meeting place to Tuesday and hold it back at TUSD headquarters.