Students hold peaceful sit-in at metro Detroit high school

Posted at 8:24 AM, May 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-05 18:17:49-04

More than 200 students held a sit-in at a high school in Auburn Hills this morning. 

7 Action News received a ton of calls from students and parents about the situation at Avondale High School. 

A student sent us a picture showing dozens of kids sitting down in the hallways. The students say this all stems from recent issues with the administration.

"We sit in silence to show how we've felt all year. Silenced. Claims have been said that we have a voice, but in reality our voice is never heard. So today. We're done talking. The once happy, welcoming culture of this school has diminished, and today we are doing exactly what they really want us to do. Be silent," read a letter submitted to the administration from the students. 

Here's the full letter: 

We were also sent a Snapchat photo that showed students in the hallway with the caption "we will be heard."

The administration tells 7 Action News  that "the students expressed their thoughts about programming and building operations. The discussion lasted until about 10:20 and then the students resumed their school schedule."