Bridgeport students fight for classroom tolerance

A group of Bridgeport Central High School students held a rally Friday to combat the bullying of minorities and homosexuals on campus. About 40 students held a peaceful protest prior to the start of the school day. The students in attendance said the group was composed of both gay and straight teens who have decided they can no longer tolerate the abuse present at their school. These students say they have witnessed the intolerance grow from name-calling to physical altercations. Minorities and homosexuals have been the targets of spitting and assault, according to protestors.The teens plan to petition the school board for support. One idea they hope to get instituted would add diversity training to health class curriculums.Calls to Bridgeport School District for a comment have not been returned.

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