Students Rally in Support of Dismissed Principal

Mar 11, 2016

Somerset County Superintendent John Gaddis
Credit Somerset County Public Schools Website

There were around 200 students who rallied this morning in support of Sidney Hankerson who was dismissed as principal of Washington High School & Academy.

They assembled at the school’s stadium with some telling the Salisbury Daily Times that they were puzzled by his dismissal.

The paper reports that the students held handmade signs reading “We want Hank back.”

Car horns were also heard along Route 13 in apparent support of the students.

Somerset County Superintendent John Gaddis placed Hankerson on paid leave.

He had been on the job for less than three years.