Students plan walk out in support of Detroit teachers

Students at several Detroit Public Schools have threatened to walkout in support of teachers on Monday.

FOX 2 has learned that students at three different schools are planning to walk out of class Monday in support of their teachers who have been protesting the conditions of classrooms for several weeks.

Several students who FOX 2's Roop Raj spoke with says they plan to walk out around noon Monday because they disagree with the way their teachers are being treated by DPS. Students at Communications and Media Arts High School (CMA), Cass Tech, and Renaissance High School are planning to get up and walk out of school.

Students have been told they will face a five day suspension if they do walk out. Students say they're willing to pay the price to draw attention to the problems.

Teachers are unhappy with several problems plaguing Detroit Public Shools: they're unhappy with Gov. Rick Snyder's plan to split the district into two to pay debt, they say they haven't gotten a raise in a decade, and they say say their health benefits are being cut.

As students plan to walk out, several teachers are in court as a judge decides if Detroit Public Schools' injunction filed earlier this month is valid. One of those defendants in the injunction is Cystal Bonner who says the schools aren't just falling apart, they're hazardous to health.

"The kids are suffering because look at these buildings. You have ceiling tiles falling on their heads; you have rolling, humpy floors they have to trip over; you have leaking ceilings; you have lack of supplies; you have lack of technology; you have teachers who are not feeling well because their health benefits have increased and their lack of pay or low salary is causing a lot of us to maybe make a lot of compromises," Bonner said.

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