Eastside Catholic students plan another rally for fired administrator
SAMMAMISH — It’s the first day back after the long holiday break and today, and student at Eastside Catholic High School plan to hold a rally during the lunch hour to demand answers.
Mark Zmuda was the vice principal at Eastside Catholic but was fired last month because he married his male partner.
The attorney for the school says he was not fired, but resigned, saying the decision was mutual. The attorney said Zmuda understood that working for a catholic school should mean he followed the church’s teachings.
For weeks, students have been fighting to bring Mr. Z — as they affectionately call him — back. They have protested at the school and outside of the Archdiocese of Seattle.
On the twitter account, ‘KeepMrZ2013,’ students said this rally will not be a sit-in, but a gathering to get to the bottom of what really happened.
Zmuda sat down with a former student to tell his side of the story, in that interview, Zmuda says he was told he could keep his job if he got a divorce.
A video of the interview is available below: