— Students and teachers at a Colorado high school rallied Thursday to support the students who say they were suspended after being found in a locker room that was unlocked and a man who was videotaped on a phone.
About 60 students and teachers from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School in Boulder gathered for a vigil at the school, and dozens of students, parents and other supporters carried signs, many of them expressing support for the suspended students.
A group of parents also joined students and supporters for a march to the school to show their support, and they chanted “no excuses.”
The parents of two students who are also suspended at the high school say they didn’t know their students were suspended, and a third student said she was too afraid to tell her parents.
A district spokesman says the suspensions occurred while the students were on a school trip to Mexico, and that officials were unaware of the school’s locker room.
The district says in a statement that the students and parents were notified of the incident, and the school is working with them to identify the teacher who did not have access to the locker room or the video.
St. Thomas has said the students had a “serious incident” at the time, and will be back on school grounds.