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HOUSTON — A popular assistant Wheatley High School principal, who had been transferred out of the school, will be transferred back, Wheatley High School parents said Thursday.

It has been a tumultuous two weeks at Wheatley since Sandra Walker’s departure.

First, students defied administrators, leaving class and taking to the streets to protest Walker’s reassignment.  The assistant principal had been at Wheatley for more than 30 years and was admired by both alumni and students.

“She’s been like a mother to me,” said Tatiana Quiroz, a Wheatley High student who skipped school to protest.

“For me, myself, I got into a little trouble,” said Jessie Hunter, a football player at Wheatley High. “I wouldn’t be graduating, if it wasn’t for her. So, I’m showing my respect to her.”

High school senior Anjeniqua Thibodeaux said that over the school break, word began to spread by text message that Walker had been reassigned to another school.

That’s when students decided to protest her transfer.

“Sixteen of us decided to walk out, so we walked out anyway,” said Thibodeaux. Thibodeaux said she and some of the other students were suspended for it.

The next day, nearly 60 students joined in the protest. A few days after the protests started, Anthony Madry, the new assistant principal who took Walker’s place, was reassigned by the district to an off-campus position.  HISD said Madry had a criminal history with multiple convictions for drunk driving.

And most recently, the principal at Wheatley High School has resigned, adding to the number of top school administrators who have either left or been removed from the school recently, according to HISD.

Principal Wiley Johnson turned in his official letter of resignation, but has agreed to remain until a replacement can be found.

Aside from all the controversy with the school administrators, HISD said Wheatley High is bordering near “academically unacceptable” for the state rating system.