A rally in support of Sidney Hankerson who was fired as principal at Washington High School & Academy was planned for this morning.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the students are demanding to know why Hankerson was dismissed.
A Facebook page has been established by supporters of the former principal.
The Daily Times reports that Schools Superintendent John Gaddis who dismissed Hankerson said he favored an hour long student rally during the first period classes.
Leo Lawson, a spokesman for the district said that there would be no penalty for students attending the rally.
Students said there had been a rumor that those who attended would lose the right to attend the prom or participate in extracurricular activities.