(NBC) – Someone pulled the fire alarm at Central High School in Omaha, Nebraska around 8:30 Friday morning, and that signaled the start of a protest.
Shaterra Lewis, a student, said: “Donald Trump shouldn’t be the president. He wants to put everybody out of the country who should be here with their families by building a wall. It is so disrespectful for people who want to come from Mexico legally. It shouldn’t matter, one family is one family.”
Students lined the front of the high school, holding signs and screaming out in protest.
Kween Alabi, a student, said: “we’re standing up for our future, and even though we weren’t able to vote, this is still our country, and we need to do what’s right, and we’re not for trump.”
Teachers and administrators lined the streets to make sure their students were safe. They were also using this protest as a moment to teach their students.
Ed Bennett, the school principal, said: “We’ve talked to them about ways in which to protest. We need to come together. We also talked to them about the importance about how this is Veterans Day, and their role should not diminish anything the veterans have done, who made it possible for us to use our first amendment rights.”
The students got to make their point. Their voices were heard, then everyone peacefully went back to class.