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River Falls High school students march down South Main Street toward a campus rally to protest a proposed state bill that would affect public employees and teachers.

Update: Cheerful students walk out, march, protest state bill

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Nearly one-third of the River Falls High School student body walked out of classes Thursday, Feb. 17, just after 10 a.m. They assembled in the parking lot in front of the school's entrance. Principal Elaine Baumann, Superintendent Tom Westerhaus and other school administrators looked on but didn't interfere.


The walkout was organized by students Wednesday afternoon and evening through Facebook. Text messages were also used to get the word out.

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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