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Students walk out in protest of war

FARMER’S KORNER – An estimated 75 Summit High School students walked out of school Wednesday to protest the possible war with Iraq.

The walk-out was part of a national student walk-out. Some students lingered around the entrance to the high school; others wandered onto a snowpacked Highway 9, which resulted in one fender-bender at the intersection of Swan Mountain Road and the highway.

Before the walk-out, students and teachers discussed the legality and possible consequences of their actions, which stirred up debate among students and staff.

Protesters said it was great to be part of a democratic process, that there isn’t enough local debate about a possible war and that more people need to be involved in matters of national concern. The 75 students represent about 10 percent of the student body.

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