September 18, 2009

Seniors protest toilet paper suspensions

Four suburban Milwaukee students who were suspended for toilet papering their high school campus have asked to have their suspensions revoked, officials say.

Dean Schultz, interim director of instruction for Shorewood schools, is deciding whether to uphold the one-day suspensions or expunge them from the senior boys' records, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Friday.

The school district says it has notified both students and parents that the annual tradition of toilet-papering Shorewood High School prior to the start of classes will no longer be tolerated.

Five senior boys were suspended for the first day of classes last month after police found them among a larger group of students who were hanging toilet paper. They were also issued $177 tickets for disorderly conduct.

Four of the boys are protesting the suspensions.