Northwestern HS Students Walkout in Protest

By KBJR News 1

March 1, 2011 Updated Mar 4, 2011 at 9:29 AM CDT

Maple, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) - Students at Northwestern High School in Maple, Wisconsin walked out of class Tuesday afternoon to show support for their teachers.

The walkout was planned using Facebook and text messages, after all faculty received preliminary lay-off notices.

Students walked out around noon and stood along Highway 2 holding signs that opposed Scott Walker's budget repair bill.

Everyone participating in the walk-out had permission slips to get out of class, but students were told they would still face consequences.

"Even though we're excused and even though the cause we're supporting is greater than the repercussions, we're still doing whatever we can. We want to get through to Walker," said Payton Nash, a student at the school.

Students were told by administrators that suspensions from after school activities were possible if they participated.