Rhinelander students to get detention for walking out of class

Rhinelander High School administrators said the students who walked out of class last week to protest teacher layoffs will be given detention for their actions, but they won’t be suspended.

About 70 students walked out of the high school for a few hours last Wednesday to show support for four teachers who were given layoff notices because of a $2 million dollar budget shortfall.

Rhinelander High School Associate Principal David Ditzler told Wisconsin Public Radio News that administrators had said disciplinary actions would likely include a few hours of detention after school this week.

One student said they walked out because they wanted their teachers to know that they “have someone who will stick up for them.”