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Oakland School Board Meeting Arrests: Protesters Wreak Havoc As Ten Arrested

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A class meets in the auditorium building at Oakland Technical High School in Oakland, Calif., Friday, March 18, 2011.
A class meets in the auditorium building at Oakland Technical High School in Oakland, Calif., Friday, March 18, 2011.

Oakland, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland's school board is planning to resume a meeting cut short by a raucous sit-in opposing the district's plan to close five schools.

KGO-TV reports nine adults and one minor were arrested early Thursday morning for refusing to leave Oakland Unified School District headquarters.

Board members walked out of the Wednesday night meeting when a crowd of parents, teachers and activists began shouting and chanting.

Some protesters vowing to occupy the building stayed and were arrested when they allegedly refused orders to leave.

School board officials said they planned to meet again Thursday to discuss the school closures, which the district says are financially necessary.

Further closures in the 38,000-student district have been put on hold due to what officials have called the district's improving financial picture.

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