Members of Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice are planning a Thursday morning protest against Wyandotte Public Schools.
Members plan to march in front of at 639 Oak from 10 to 11 a.m. "to protest racism in Wyandotte schools."
According to the group, African American students, along with their friends of other races, have been victims of racial threats, bullying and intimidation for more than a year at .
"This situation has repeatedly been brought to the attention of the principal, the school board, the superintendent of schools and the police who have refused to do anything," protest organizers said in a press release.
Thursday's protest is intended to "let Wyandotte know that we won’t put up with this," according to the press release.
Event organizers declined to be interviewed prior to the protest, but said parents of the involved students will be at the rally to speak out.
Police Chief Daniel Grant said he's aware of one incident involving ethnic intimidation earlier this year and that an arrest was made in that case. He denied the claim that police "have refused to do anything."
"The , in its history, has always investigated claims that are determined to be criminal," Grant said. "And I want to stress that: claims that are determined to be criminal are investigated."
In a statement released Wednesday evening, School Superintendent Carla Harting said the district has appropriately handled all complaints brought forward.
"It is the firm policy of the Wyandotte Public Schools not to illegally discriminate against applicants, employees or students on the basis of race or any other prohibited criteria," the statement reads. "It is also the policy of the Wyandotte Public Schools to investigate claims of illegal discrimination and to hold responsible those who violate district policy. ...
"The district is not aware of any claim of illegal discrimination during the 2011-2012 that was not addressed by the district according to district policy. If any such claim is presented, it will be appropriately investigated and resolved pursuant to district policy."