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The school year at Dzilth-na-o-dith-hle Community School ended on a sour note Thursday with parents and former employees protesting the administration and its policies.

Critics of the grant school claim administrators operate in secret and policies are unfair. Administrators argue the protesters are acting on inaccurate information and their opinions are not representative of the majority of the staff and parents.

Thursday's protest was the second in the final week of school, and Navajo Nation police were on site to keep protesters outside the fence. The first protest, held on school grounds last Friday, ended with children and staff members in tears, Principal Rose Woody said.

"Last week they scared our kids and our staff," she said. "They were yelling at us and were very intimidating."

Administrators demanded protesters stay outside the school compound, but their shouts still could be heard at the school. The group of parents, former employees and former students marched near the entrance of the compound, carrying