Bladensburg High School Students Demand Change!!

Uche Mbachu

Bladensburg high school (4200 57th Avenue. Bladensburg, MD 20710) on November 12th, 2019 have walked out of class in order to demand better learning conditions. 

According to Board member Belinda Queen who attended the protest, “They have many issues. bathroom, food, no school spirit, lack of their voice being heard, they want their band back, mold and leaks in some areas. Specialty classrooms not having all they need to succeed and much more. I’m sorry I’m just hearing these issues. some I can assist and others the CEO will have to address. These issues, unfortunately, has built up. They really need a PTA/PTO also. I need every school to have Parents, community leaders, and churches involved on behalf of our children,”
Bladensburg High School caused a stir earlier this month when teachers and students were kept in the dark after someone with tuberculosis was allowed to roam freely with students and staff within the school grounds. After the information was leaked to the press, the officials then took action after many students and staff had been exposed.
If you don’t know tuberculosis is a potentially serious infectious bacterial disease that mainly affects the lungs, that if left untreated can lead to death.
The students, many of them carrying protest signs, joined Tuesday’s walkout after a message was posted on the Facebook page, “Bladensburg HS Students “Demands Better” they want CHANGE.”