EWN's Monique Mortlock reports that about 18 parents and pupils from 'The Truth We Will Proclaim' movement have met with officials from the Western Cape Education Department at Sans Souci Girls' High School in Cape Town.
Pupils have been protesting over the school's hair and language policy.
The students were planning to hand over a memorandum to the school principal Charmaine Murray, but department officials said the situation was too volatile to do so.
Murray allegedly locked herself in her office, and later left the school premises.
Mortlock says parents are angry and upset and became emotional during the meeting. One parent described how her daughter had been marked as absent when she was participating in the protest. She says students were locked out of classrooms.
They say they want answers from the principal and not from the education department.
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