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