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Classes and senior final examinations continued calmly today as a contingent óf approximately 20 pólice officers patrolled the corridors and grounds for the second straight day. Pólice Chief Walter E. Krasny, who stayed at the high school most of yesterday, said there were no incidents. The same number of policemen and policewomen deployed yesterday returned today. Krasny said it is virtually cer, tain that plainclothed pólice of; ficers will be assigned to the high school counselors for the remainder of the school year. The need for uniformed officers - there were six this morning- [ re-evaluated daily, he No pólice officers have Ibeen assigned to the classrooms. f Krasny said the pólice were mot present "to enforce discipline," but mainly to "observe" 4nd "support" the faculty and atdministration. jThe contingent includes four lilicewo'men. ilBoth Krasny and Principal ""cholas Schreiber praised the audents and faculty for their béhavior this week. "L h a v" ndthing but praise for the way th student body and faculty arfe responding to this cha] lenge," the pólice chief de clafred. Schreiber said today he is j "tremendously well pleasec wyth the full cooperation of the stfudents and faculty." -About 30 pickets who first aprfeared at Ann Arbor High yesterday morning returned yesterday- anemoon at 2:45 p.m. and again this morning at 7:30 a.m. They marched quietly around the flagpole on the high school grounds, distributed literature protesting the presence of police at the high school and the suspension of two students yesterday, and carried placards reading, "Students Deserve Respect, Not Cops," "Suspend Racism, Not Students," and "Welcome to Occupied AAHS." The protesting group included members of the Students for Democratie Society, Citizens for New Politics, Bill Ayers for School Board Committee and People Against Racism. The pickets were virtually ignored by the high school students, and many of them refused to accept the handbills. "Why don't they leave us alone and picket on the Diag," one female student remarked. The pólice watched the proceedings. T h e r e was no violence, although a few high-school students heckled the picketers yesterday. Krasny told The News the pólice "appreciate the cooperation we have received from the pickets." "They have acted in an orderly manner," he said. The injunction action which Supt. W. Scott Westerman Jr. threatened to file yesterday to bar the protesters from the school grounds has apparently been dropped. Westerman said school board attorney Roscoe O. Bonisteel Jr. is "investigating! alternatives," however. Krasny t o 1 d the protesters yesterday that if they cooperated with the pólice, there was a possibility the injunction suit would not be filed. The pólice expected the piekets to return later today. School board candidate William Ayers walked with the protesters yesterday morning and again this morning. In other developments at the high school, two male students yere suspended yesterday for the remainder of thësëmësfër for ■ distributing anti-draft leaflets without permission f r o m school authorities. Schreiber had warned the students at 8 a.m. yesterday that students distributing unauthorized literature, among other activities, would be immediately suspended. The students, one a senior and the other a junior, may appeal the suspensions to the Board of Education, Schreiber said today. He added it is probable the senior will be allowed to gradúate. Hearings for 13 students involved in the fights last Wednesday which caused the school to be closed began late yesterday and will continue through tomorrow, Supt. Westerman said. The students - seven of whomi are white and six Negro- are being interviewed with t h e i r parents by the superintendent and Theodore Rockicki, assistant principal of AAHS. The 13 students are presently under suspension. Wester,man said it is probable a 14th student also will be interviewed. The superintendent said rec-l ommendations concerning t h el students will probably not bel made to the Board of 1 tion until all the interviews arel completed. Only the school board mayl expela student. The students in question vvere involved in two incidents Wednesday, one in a portable classroom and the other in the girls' restroom. Senior final examinations at the high school continue through Thursday, the last day of classes. Sophomores and juniors begin their examinations Friday. They continue through Tuesday, but will be present in the building only when their examinations are scheduled. Graduation exercises are I scheduled for June 13. I