EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSProtest Under Way Near Lincoln County High School; Law Enforcement At School
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Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Sep. 12, 2013 8:27 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 12, 2013 1:12 PM EDT
Lincoln , Lincoln County , West Virginia
There was a law enforcement presence at Lincoln County High School Thursday as students, parents and community members staged a protest over the ban of a memorial for a former student.
Thursday's protest is the latest in a series of protests held by Lincoln County High students. The protest was being held in the parking lot of Heritage Park, about a half mile from the school. Seven people were at the protest Thursday morning.
On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union came to the school to meet with parents and students of the high school.
Some Lincoln County High students 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 does not want to glorify suicide.
Eyewitness News has a crew at the protest and will have continuing coverage on wchstv.com and on WCHS at 12 p.m.
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