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Students march again to support former Anderson Co. teacher after video incident

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Students rally outside Anderson District One office (May 7, 2018/FOX Carolina) Students rally outside Anderson District One office (May 7, 2018/FOX Carolina)
WILLIAMSTON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Peaceful protests continued on Monday to support a former Anderson County teacher who recently resigned amid a Snapchat video controversy.

On Thursday, Anderson District One officials confirmed Palmetto High School algebra teacher Lisa Houston decided on her own accord to retire.

The announcement came after a Snapchat video began circulating on social media showing Houston standing on a student's desk and placing her hands and feet on him while attempting to wake him.

Many rushed to Houston's defense after the video surfaced, saying her unconventional teaching methods are what made her a good educator.

SLIDESHOW: Students cover school district doors with messages about former teacher

Students on Friday organized a march from Palmetto High School to the Anderson District One office after school to protest Houston's retirement and call for her to return to the classroom.

On Monday, a group repeated the march with signs like "We Stand For Houston" and "Without Houston, we have a problem."

The students marched to the district office when school ended at 3 p.m. and covered the doors to the office with Post-it notes bearing positive messages about Houston.

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