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B.C. Teachers' Strike: High School Students Plan 'Walk-In'

09/08/2014 11:39 EDT | Updated 11/08/2014 05:59 EST
On what should be the fifth day of classes for B.C. schools, some frustrated students say it's time their concerns are heard in the ongoing teachers' strike

Grade 12 Argyle Secondary School student Josh Johnson says he is worried the strike is threatening his chances of getting into the universities on his list.

That's why he and a number of his classmates have planned a walk-in at their North Vancouver high school.

Similar protests are planned at Eric Hamber Secondary School in Vancouver and Seycove Secondary School in North Vancouver.

Johnson and others are hopeful the doors to their education will be open when they show up.

"Some people are wondering if they should bring their school supplies while they are protesting. You get the feeling after a long summer break you are going to be going back to school, even though it is not in the normal way."

If the doors are locked, they plan to stroll through the grounds, then head over to MLA Jane Thornthwaite's office to voice their concerns.

"We are really just looking to have our voices heard. We are trying to get people to realize there is a third party here and we think we are the most important party here."

B.C.'s 500,000 have been locked out of classes since the provinces' 41,000 teachers went on strike in late June.

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