New York Students Stage Walk-Out, Protest Unsanitary Conditions at School

Students at Clarkstown North High School staged a walk-out Wednesday to protest what they claim are unsanitary conditions at the school.

The students claim they've seen rats and roaches in the school.

Hundreds of students filled the school's athletic field and banging on the fence that surrounds it in protest.

Some held signs reading, ""Clean North" and "Rams not roaches," according to the Journal News.

Student had originally planned to march to the Town Hall, but they were told by school officials they would be arrested if they left campus, the newspaper reported.

The district, located just north of New York City, removed three dead rats, including a decomposing one that was crawling with maggots, at the high school's annex building, according to the Journal News.

Read the Journal News' full report.