Sela Russell, 12, a seventh-grader at Saint Dominic Academy, shows her support Friday for former St. Dom’s Principal Tim Gallic before the start of school in Auburn. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Students and family members held a peaceful demonstration Friday to protest the circumstances surrounding the firing of Saint Dominic Academy president and principal Tim Gallic in April. “I will go out on a limb and say he (Gallic) was the best principal St. Dom’s has ever had,” said protest organizer Michael Stowe, a junior at the school. “We want to show our support for him because the (Roman Catholic) Diocese is not telling us anything. Nobody is giving us any answers.” Alanna Stevenson replaced Gallic as principal.

Ellia Dick, a seventh-grader at Saint Dominic Academy, shows her support Friday for former St. Dom’s Principal Tim Gallic. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Dennis Russell stops by Friday to tell students how proud he is of them for getting their message across in a peaceful and considerate way as they gather outside Saint Dominic Academy in Auburn. “There are a lot of people hurting out here and there are a lot of people hurting in there,” Russell said while gesturing toward the school. Russell has three children that attend St. Dom’s. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Mishka Stowe, 13, a seventh-grader at Saint Dominic Academy, was outside the Auburn school Friday at 6:45 a.m. to show his support for former Principal Tim Gallic. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Michael Stowe, left, Ileshea Stowe, Angela Additon, Aaron Thibault and Kevin Gallic show their support Friday for former St. Dom’s Principal Tim Gallic before the start of school in Auburn. “This is such a great school,” said Additon. “This has nothing to do with St. Dom’s. This has everything to do with the (Roman Catholic) Diocese for this to happen without discussion.” Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Buttons and stickers in support of former Principal Tim Gallick were handed out Friday. Black and white are the colors of Saint Dominic Academy. Students and staff members in support of Gallic were encouraged to wear green Friday. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Michael Stowe, a junior at Saint Dominic Academy, shows his support Friday for former St. Dom’s Principal Tim Gallic before the start of school in Auburn. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Ileshea Stowe of Poland shows her support Friday for former St. Dom’s Principal Tim Gallic as students and staff arrive for the start of school in Auburn. Stowe is one of the parents who is upset that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Maine had not given a timely reason as to why Gallic was fired in April. “We have no complaints against the school or the teachers,” said Stowe. “We love this school.” Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

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