Parents Angered by "Blacks Only" Anti-Gang Assembly

By KEN BUFFA | kbuffa@kark.com

Published 02/18 2016 10:15PM

Updated 02/18 2016 10:15PM

MAUMELLE, Ark - Parents are questioning the logic of Maumelle High School Officials after they held an anti-gang assembly exclusively for African American students.
 
The assembly on Wednesday was given by a local pastor. School officials say they presented the assembly as part of their desegregation court-order, which enforces programs for black students. 
 
 
 
 
Parents said they felt the subject matter was important for all races, not just black students. 
 
"There's a lot of other things they could have done besides that," said parent Karen Gray.
 
"I still partially feel they could have organized something else," said neighbor Wayne Smarr.
 
School officials released the following statement. 
 
 

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