Inglewood High School Principal Debbie Tate has drawn the ire of students, faculty, and parents over the district’s COVID-19 protocols which appears to some as the root cause of what some have described as a “riot” on campus that parents say involved police personnel tackling students.
“A literal riot went down with one student breaking their leg, three fires in the boys bathrooms, and police tackling students,” wrote Aires Arch in a Facebook group. “I saw a video of it on TikTok and heard from my child’s friend.”
Conflicting stories are coming from the campus.
Students believed they were kicked out of classrooms due to them needing to be sanitized because a student had COVID.
Parents shared on social media that Tate wasn’t truthful about what happened.
“Ms. Tate stood and lied to me in my face this morning attempting to tell me and my daughter there weren’t any positive cases and classes were shut down due to “short staff,” wrote Antoinette Marie, in the same social media post. “When we were told by certain staff that there was in fact a positive case, Tate switched her answers.”
Students are outraged that Tate was publicly condemning the students on the football team, instead of addressing issues related to a deadly airborne disease ravaging the students classrooms.
The district will be holding a virtual COVID-19 vaccine and testing Town Hall this evening at 5:00p.m. which will feature speakers from Kedren Health.
You can watch by clicking here.
Prior to the new school year, IUSD was marketing “virtual” school to keep students in home as opposed to mandating weekly testing as Los Angeles Unified does.
“Testing isn’t mandatory yet,” said one parent who asked to remain anonymous. “My child attends Parent [Elementary] and the kids had to quarantine last month.”
This is a developing story as we have reached out to the district’s legal team, Ms. Tate, and Dr. Erika Torres, LACOE Administrator for comment and documents related to COVID-19 testing and outbreaks on the schools campus since in-person instruction resumed at the start of the 2021-2022 school year.