Students stage protest in Manor, blocking traffic along US 290

MANOR, Texas (KXAN) — Students in Manor staged a protest late Friday morning causing some traffic delays on US 290.

The Manor Independent School District say around 50 students at Manor High School started a protest around 10:15 a.m. The students walked down US 290 to Manor ISD’s main office. A video posted to Facebook showed westbound traffic on the highway blocked by several law enforcement vehicles around 11 a.m. A spokesperson for the Travis County Sheriff’s Office says they were there to ensure the students’ safety.

The district says no arrests were made and no one was injured.

Around 10:45 a.m., students who walked down the highway were taken back to Manor High by a bus. At that time, there was a larger group gathering in the school’s courtyard. All students were back in class by noon.

“We support free expression, but student safety is our top concern and that is what Manor ISD leadership and staff were focused on today,” said the district in a statement.

A parent who has a child at Manor High says students walked out after announcements were made over the intercom that Immigration and Customs Enforcement cannot step foot on campus and that the school is there to protect its students.

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