“We just want to show that a little old school in a small state can show support for something in a bigger place,” said Warren Veney, a William Penn senior who, with Assistant Principal Kevin White, helped organize the demonstration. “It’s about every American coming together and showing true American spirit. That’s what our goal is.”
William Penn Principal Jeffrey Menzer said he agreed to lift the school’s policy banning headwear in the building to allow the demonstration, one of countless rallies and protests across the nation calling for justice in the case. Menzer praised his students for planning a peaceful, silent protest and for engaging in a civic and social issue of national magnitude.