Dillard Drive parents, school board meets

April 3, 2008 5:08:11 PM PDT
Raleigh school officials say a high school principal was taking a proactive approach to ridding her school of violence.

But a civil rights group calls a recent segregated meeting at Dillard Middle School racist.

Hoping to quiet the controversy, members of the Wake County School Board are meeting with the two parent and member of the civil rights group ACORN.

The meeting is closed door but that wasn't the case earlier.

Back in February a protest drew more than one dozen parent. The controversy began back in December when two Dillard Middle School girls got into an argument.

The dispute reportedly centered around gang activity.

In response, Principal Teresa Abron called an assembly, but everyone wasn't invited.

Black and Hispanic students were called in while white students stayed in class. Parents were outraged.

So far no disciplinary action has been taken against Dr. Abron. School board members agreed to Thursday's meeting on the condition that only two parents attend.

ACORN has demanded a public apology from the principal, but so far that hasn't happened.