100 Students Stage Protest To No Avail

The Providence Journal, page 32 – October 28, 1966

About 100 Pawtucket West High School students protested having school while their teachers attended the annual Teachers’ Institute; in the past, students were given the two days off, but this year that is not the case.


The demonstration lasted 2 hours and did not prove successful, as almost all students returned to class afterward without changing the minds of administrators.


School leaders are contemplating whether or not to take disciplinary action against the students involved.


Featured Image: 1967 Pawtucket West Yearbook, pages 8-9