EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSACLU Meets With Lincoln Students, Families Over Protests, Suspensions
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Reported by: Rick Lord
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Sep. 11, 2013 10:14 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 11, 2013 10:55 PM EDT
Hamlin , Lincoln County , West Virginia
A protest in Lincoln County has left some students suspended.
The American Civil Liberties Union was on hand Wednesday, meeting with parents and students.
Some students at Lincoln County High in Hamlin were suspended because they stood up and demonstrated in the cafeteria after lunch, demanding they be allowed to hold a memorial service at the school for Blake Dunlap.
But the district has denied the request, allegedly because Dunlap killed himself and the school doesn't want to glorify suicide.
Students and parents met with an ACLU lawyer Wednesday to discuss their rights.
A protest is planned for Thursday at 7 a.m., off school property.
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