Students protest

Terri Wattawa, principal of Williams Field High School in Gilbert, has submitted her resignation after being placed on leave earlier.

Students at the school walked out of classes Friday morning in support.

Students and parents started a petition to demand an explanation, but the Higley Unified School District has not provided one.

Wattawa submitted her resignation Thursday. The district was to meet Friday, and was expected to accept.

Wattawa came under some scrutiny last year for a series of pranks at the school. She acknowledged approving some of the antics, but said later that they got out of hand.

Shaving cream and silly string were all over some classrooms. The district said then that there was no permanent damage and that nobody was injured. 

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