LOS ANGELES (KABC) --A day after a fight broke out at a Los Angeles high school that recently installed gender-neutral bathrooms, students held a peaceful rally to show support for the new facilities.
Police and school officials were concerned about protesters returning to Santee Education Complex for a second day and sparking new confrontations with students.
But they didn't show and so instead students held a pep rally with rainbow flags and signs indicating support for the gender-neutral bathrooms.
"It's important for people to be equal," said Santee 10th grader Kevin Verde. "If you're not comfortable using the boys' or girls' restroom you can use the gender-neutral restroom."
On Tuesday, protesters showed up across the street from the school, carrying signs and a bullhorn. After classes ended for the day, several students crossed the street and confronted the protesters. A fight broke out and police arrived to restore calm. Officials said no one was injured or arrested.
Police were ready with extra officers on Wednesday in case of a repeat, but trouble didn't materialize. One student who apparently had a blade in his possession was detained nearby, but officials said it was unrelated to the event.