It was school as usual Wednesday morning at Brighton High School, despite reports that students might stage a sit-in in sympathy of three students who were expelled for making a video of the sexual assault of a hall monitor.
"It's calm and peaceful. It's school as usual, and classes are being held," said Brighton High School Assistant Principal Ron Sing.A news report said students were rallying to protest the treatment of the three students, two seniors and one junior, who were expelled after an incident in which one made a videotape as a second sexually accosted a male hall monitor. The third student reportedly planned the incident.
The students have claimed that the incident was only an innocent joke and that other students pledged $1 to view the video.
Jordan School District officials have referred all calls about the incident to the district's attorney.
Attorney Brinton Burbidge confirmed a closed hearing was held Tuesday afternoon between the boys' parents, who are appealing the expulsion, and school district officials.
Based on that hearing, a decision on the boys' school status was expected later Wednesday, but it will not be publicly announced by the school district, Burbidge said.