About 100 students from St. Louis' Vashon High School walked out of classes Friday morning to demand more full-time teachers and better textbooks.
The students also were upset about certain school policies and the hiring of a new principal.
Vashon has been under scrutiny after it earned only 28 percent of available points on the most recent report card from the state.
Jerry Brown, a former star football player at Vashon High School in St. Louis, was killed in a one car accident yesterday in Arlington, Texas.
Brown was a member of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboy’s practice squad.
Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent was driving and has been charged with intoxication manslaughter follow the car accident that killed his teammate.
Before the Cowboys, Brown and Brent were teammates for three seasons at the University of Illinois.
Brent was arrested in North Texas Yesterday morning.
Blagojevich headed to prison today
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich left his Chicago home this morning and is heading to Colorado to begin a 14-year federal prison term for corruption.
He is expected to report to the prison by 2 o’clock this afternoon.
Blagojevich is the state's second governor in a row to be sent to prison for corruption.
The famously talkative Democrat embraced the public spotlight one last time yesterday evening, seeming to relish the attention of reporters' microphones and hovering television helicopters.
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