Some Parkland teachers say staff removals are 'ripping' the school apart

Marjory Stoneman Douglas teachers and staff protest the reassignments of four administrators.

(CNN)The community of Parkland, Florida, wants someone to answer for the chain of events that allowed a gunman to kill 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School this year.

But not everyone is happy with who's being held accountable.
On Tuesday, Stoneman Douglas teachers, staff and students protested the removals of three assistant principals and one security specialist.
    Broward County Public Schools announced on Monday that Assistant Principals Jeff Morford, Winfred Porter Jr. and Denise Reed, and Security Specialist Kelvin Greenleaf would be reassigned to other administrative locations in the district.
    The decision has some teachers up in arms, history teacher Greg Pittman said. By removing the administrators, he said the district is disrupting the school year and tearing apart the community when it is still trying to heal.
    "They continue ripping out the stitches by tearing everything up," he said. "That is not helping the school stay together."
    Before classes on Tuesday, dozens of teachers waved signs that read, "Stop Revictimizing Us." Some wore shirts in the school's maroon and white colors that read, "Teachers Strong."
    Later in the day, students students staged two peaceful walk-outs at different times, chanting, "We want them back" as they marched outside. About 30 students took part in a sit-in in the school's Student Services Office, the district said in a statement.
    The incidents were peaceful and no disciplinary measures were planned, officials with Broward Schools said, adding that "BCPS supports our students' and employees' rights to express their views during peaceful and lawful protests,"
    Pittman said staffers were summoned by text message to a meeting Monday afternoon where they learned the news from a district representative.
    "If these people were such a problem, why didn't they take them out prior to the school year?" he said.
    When staffers asked why they were being reassigned, Pittman said they were given the same reason the district provided in a press release, which pointed to investigation findings.
    Earlier this month, investigators from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission presented the findings about the staff's response to the February 14 shooting and preceding events. The hearings revealed communication breakdowns among law enforcement and school staff as the shooting unfolded. The commission also heard about overlooked warning signs regarding alleged gunman Nikolas Cruz.