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Dozens of high school students protest in support of football coach

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BELTON, TX (KXXV) -

On Friday morning, dozens of Belton High School students were outside of the school protesting in support of assistant football coach Alfonso Maxwell. 

Belton ISD said Maxwell was put on administrative leave, but many students said they were upset the coach was fired after he allegedly did not report two students he caught smoking marijuana.

Maxwell also taught ninth-grade world geography. According to Belton Athletics, Maxwell has taught in Belton for six years.

Students were passing along a petition during the protest. The students were heard chanting "We want Maxwell."

"Our expectation is that students are in class for instruction and learning," Deputy Superintendent of Belton ISD Dr. Robert Muller said. "The vast majority of students have been in class and the campus is calm and orderly. Campus administrators will handle individual student attendance issues for the students who weren't in class."

Belton police, campus administrators and security were also on scene monitoring the situation.

Belton ISD officials said employee and student information is confidential and would not comment on the student's reports. 

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