'Save our schools' protestors headed back to court

Michael Doyle
Michael Doyle

KALIHI VALLEY (HawaiiNewsNow) - Thousands of public school students headed back to school on Monday morning. Now the protestors that fought furlough Fridays are busy making new plans.

The trial for some school furlough protesters who staged a sit-in at the governor's office is supposed to start Tuesday. But they say they're trying to strike a deal with the prosecutor's office. In all, 20 people were cited and four were arrested for trespassing in April.

"We originally made an offer with the prosecutor to plead no contest in order to get the whole ordeal finished, but they came back with a counter-offer that we still need to consider," said Michael Doyle.

The two sides are scheduled to be in court Tuesday. Prosecutors from "Save our Schools Hawaii" say their attorney will ask for a continuance.

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