Arizona High School Students Walk Out to Protest Detention of Undocumented Classmate

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More than 120 students from a high school in Arizona participated in a walkout after Border Patrol agents detained a student.

Students from Desert View High School (DVHS) walked out on the morning of May 6, after Thomas Torres Maytorena was taken into custody by Border Patrol agents on May 2, KGUN 9 reported.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said Torres Maytorena, a senior at the high school, was stopped by a deputy during a routine traffic stop. The 18-year-old was given civil citations for not having a driver’s license, insurance, or registration papers, and for having expired plates, according to a statement.

“The deputy conducted a thorough investigation and utilized all resources available to him in an attempt to identify the driver,” the Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. “Identification of the driver was fundamentally necessary and required to issue valid traffic citations. When informed by Torres…

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