Jennings County High School students charged after leaving school building

A number of Jennings County High School students were detained and charged after they walked out of the school Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Sgt. Andrew Richmond, spokesman for the North Vernon Police Department, says that the event began with a small group of students staging a demonstration inside the school. The students then moved their group to the side walk just outside of the building. The police department was asked to intervene when students began leaving the school grounds without permission.

Nine students were located, detained and brought to the police department. The students were charged with Truancy and released to a parent or guardian.

Police did not indicate what the students were protesting.