Students Shut Down School After Gay Vice Principal Forced to Resign
The forced resignation of a popular high school vice principal in Washington prompted hundreds of students to stage a protest that effectively shut the school down.
Sit-ins and walk-outs were held all day yesterday at Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish following news that vice principal Mark Zmuda had been dismissed for marrying his same-sex partner back in July.
Same-sex marriage is legal in the state of Washington, but Zmuda’s private love life reportedly ran afoul of the Archdiocese of Seattle, which oversees the school, and he was ordered to resign.
As word spread about the protest at Eastside Catholic, several other Catholic high school in the area joined in solidarity.