WORLD DIGEST || Student suspended for staying in class during walkouts


HILLIARD, OHIO

An Ohio high-school student says he tried to remain nonpolitical during school walkouts over gun violence and was suspended for a day because he stayed in a classroom instead of joining protests or the alternative, a study hall.

Hilliard senior Jacob Shoemaker says school isn't the place for politics, and he wasn't taking sides.

The district says some students participated Wednesday in a nonpolitical memorial for Florida school shooting victims, and the alternative let nonparticipating students remain supervised. Shoemaker's citation for not following instructions was shared online, prompting a flood of messages to his father.

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