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Police are investigating a student protest at a Champaign high school after a car was damaged when the demonstration was taken outdoors.

More than 100 students protested the recent grand jury decisions not to indict two white police officers in the killings of two unarmed black men, Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York City, at Centennial High School on Thursday. After participating in a "die-in," a sit-in style protest, by lying in the hallways, some of the students left the building to continue the demonstration outside.

Police say at least one student struck the window of a car driving through the crowd. According to reports, an 18-year-old student was taken into custody for causing damage to the vehicle and has since been released. No one was injured.

Police say they will continue to investigate the incident.

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