Members of the Youth Voice chapter at Ypsilanti Community High School are marching in a protest of unjust suspensions and expulsions.
A three-day march from Detroit to Lansing will end with a rally Wednesday morning at the state Capitol.
Peri Stone-Palmquist is Executive Director of the Ypsilanti-based Student Advocacy Center of Michigan, which has been working on the issue of unnecessary suspensions and expulsions for a number of years.
She recently succeeded in having the Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education adopt a "Solutions not Suspensions" pledge.
Ypsilanti Community High School lost its first-ever football game to Milan in a contest that took a couple of days to decide. Friday night's game was suspended in the third quarter due to lightning, and continued Saturday afternoon. The final score: Milan 13, Ypsilanti Community High 6. The Grizzlies scored on a 34-yard pass from Mike Caldwell to Jalen Maxwell. The extra point attempt failed.