After Controversy, Keller Students Watch Inauguration

Decision not to show Obama's inauguration during classes reversed

One week after a controversial decision to not show President Barack Obama's inauguration during classes was reversed, Keller Independent School District students watched the historic event Tuesday.

At Fossil Ridge High School, every television in the building was tuned to the inauguration so all 2,300 students could see it.

"We have technology that allows us to beam to every classroom, auditorium, cafeteria, everywhere," Principal David Hadley said. "We just thought, 'Why not? It's a great day in American history, and we ought to show it.'"

Students in one classroom cheered loudly when Obama finished taking the oath of office.

"I can say, 'I was in high school, 14 years old, when the first African-American president was elected," freshman Jessica Zeller said.

All Keller students in grades K through 12 watched the inauguration as part of their social studies curriculum.

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