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San Diego Unified leaders plan countywide student rally

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - San Diego Unified leaders plan a show of support by holding a countywide rally.
       
It comes after reports of bullying and racially-charged incidents in the wake of the election.

The superintendent says they're sending a clear message that all 130,000 San Diego Unified students are welcome at their schools after major concerns following the election. 

School District leaders say after the November 8th presidential election of Donald Trump they received a slew of reports from teachers and parents of worried students over bullying and deportation. 
     
Roughly two weeks later, national and local rallies are still taking place. 
     
San Diego Unified school leaders say members of the Muslim, Latino and LGBTQ communities are fearful of facing hate and bullying or having family members being deported. 
     
That's why the superintendent says they're joining forces at all schools to stand up and protect students. 

"We've been through a divisive time and to say this last election was not divisive for our nation and city would be to ignore something that has happened," Cindy Marten, SDUSD Superintendent said.

The district is the 2nd largest in the state and leaders say when students are concerned it interrupts their ability to learn. 
      
They'll hold a non-partisan rally in Old Town on December 14 to provide legal, mental and psychological support. 

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