Students in Montebello Stage Walk Out in Protest of School District

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More than two decades ago, students walked out of schools in the Montebello Unified School District, protesting millions in budget cuts.

On Thursday, history repeated itself, with hundreds rallying at the district office to protest hundreds of potential layoffs.

Students held signs reading, “Where’s the money” and chanting, “Our district is corrupt.” The gathered crowd, which police estimated was at least 500, led officers to close the street in front of the district.

For months, the district has been accused of corruption and bad financial management, the Whittier Daily News reported. The district’s current chief business officer, Ruben Rojas, provided false information on his job application, according to the newspaper.

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