Beverly Hills High School Students Unite For Walkout To Protest Metro Methane Danger
Posted Friday, October 12, 2018 - 11:32 am
Hundreds of Beverly Hills Unified School District students banded together on Friday morning for a walkout, protesting Metro’s decision to tunnel the Purple Line subway extension under Beverly Hills High and into Century City.
Students and opponents of the plan say Metro’s preferred route under BHHS will disturb pockets of deadly methane and hydrogen sulfide gases beneath the high school, posing catastrophic health risks for students and faculty.
At Friday’s walkout, which took students from Beverly Hills school campuses to Will Rogers Park for a staged protest, hoards of students held signs with various messages, ranging from pleas to President Donald Trump to intervene, to simply “WE DON’T WANT CANCER.”
Check out next Friday’s Courier for more coverage of the walkout.