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Parents outraged when kids locked out of class

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) –  Dougherty County School Police were called to Monroe High School Thursday morning to control students and their parents who were mad that kids were locked out of class.

A school system spokesperson says more than 20 kids were hanging out outside the school Thursday morning and ignored the late bell.

They ignored an announcement to come in too, so they were suspended for the day and not allowed to take final exams. The students called their parents who showed up yelling at school officials and police officers.

"The parents came in unruly and were cursing and instigating the whole situation. If anyone knows how the world works it's as simple as that. If you're supposed to be on time for anything, you're supposed to be on time they can't stop the test because your child is late," said Carlton Arnold, a school volunteer who witnessed the event.

The school says students will be allowed to take their exams they'll just have to wait until January. School Police threatened to arrest the students and parents if they didn't leave the campus, but no arrests were made.

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