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UPDATE: More than 1,000 signatures on petition to reinstate Marvin Crumbs as principal of Columbus High

About 200 Columbus High students gathered in the school parking lot this morning to protest the removal of Marvin Crumbs as principal.

In addition to the student protest, an online petition urging Crumbs' reinstatement has garnered over 1,000 signatures.

Crumbs was reassigned Tuesday to a position in the Muscogee County School District Department of Academics by superintendent Susan Andrews.

The change was made after Andrews received complaints from teachers about a video clip, Ron White's "You Can't Fix Stupid," that Crumbs showed in a faculty meeting and was found by some to be offensive.

Andrews decided the clip was inappropriate for a professional setting.

Students wearing black shirts, many standing on cars, chanted "We want Crumbs" this morning.

Columbus High baseball player Kyle Carter called the decision to remove Crumbs "ridiculous."

Hunter Swilling, also a member of the baseball team, said the punishment did not fit the crime.

"He should have been given some kind of warning," Swilling said.

Swilling said that he and other students watched the video last night. "It just was not that bad," he said.

Among the students in black was Crumbs' daughter, a senior at the school. "We appreciate the support," Tre'cherie Crumbs said.

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