We're getting some more info on the people who were arrested for refusing to give up the podium at Tuesday's Wake County school board meeting.
In an article today in the Associated Baptist Press, four of the six people who were arrested are identified as members of Raleigh's Pullen Memorial Baptist Church. Pullen has been a hotbed of protest against the end of the diversity policy with the church's senior pastor, the Rev. Nancy Petty, having been arrested twice on trespassing charges at board meetings.
All three teens who were arrested are members of Pullen, including Seth Keel. It was Keel, 16, a Middle Creek High student, who launched the protest by refusing to leave the podium after his two minutes. He was soon joined at the microphone by the other five people.
SEE UPDATE AT END OF POST, INCLUDING THURSDAY'S LETTER TO THE EDITOR BY KEEL'S MOTHER