High school students suspended for not going back to class after scheduled protest

NICHOLAS COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — The Nicholas County Sheriff’s Department says 15 to 20 high school students have been suspended after they refused to go back to class following a scheduled protest.

The protest was scheduled between 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday regarding consolidation of schools.

According to the department’s Facebook page, several students stayed past the allotted time and refused to go back to class.

No students were suspended for participating in the protest.

Deputies say the students who went back to class received no punishment from the school system.