Houston ISD votes to accept resignation of former Madison High School principal

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston ISD leaders have officially parted ways with a former principal who oversaw Madison High School during mass student protests.

Back in November, around 200 students walked out of class after a viral audio recording.

Students say some staff members were heard making inappropriate comments.

At that time, HISD temporarily reassigned several employees.

ORIGINAL REPORT: Houston ISD confirms investigating viral video that prompted Madison High School walkout
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In the fallout of a mass walkout of a Houston ISD campus, the district confirmed it was investigating a controversial video that reportedly prompted the student protest.

At Tuesday night's board meeting, trustees approved the resignation of Carlotta Brown, who served as the school's principal.

An interim principal started last month, according to the district.

November 2021 was not the first time students walked out at Madison High School.

Back in 2019, Eyewitness News reported on a demonstration involving about 200 students who protested in response to an alleged incident on campus.

FROM 2019: Madison HS students walk out in protest over incident involving teen
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About 200 students at Madison High School walked out of class Thursday morning in protest.

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