The students say they are out there because their teachers can't be. State law prohibits teachers striking, so the students took it upon themselves to do so... for about an hour.
Eastern principal Pamela Diggs compromised with the students. They go back to class, she provides a forum for them to voice concerns and ask questions of negotiators. That will take place Tuesday morning at 11.
Meanwhile, representatives for the school board say they are happy to see students getting involved... but, feel it's unlikely the demonstration will impact negotiations in any way.
There are negotiations scheduled for this week, next week and next month.
Principal Diggs does not expect any disciplinary action for the students who walked out of class... she says the protest may be used as a teaching lesson.