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Long Island Student Arrested After Showing Up In Person For Class

William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, N.Y.
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William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, N.Y.

A Long Island high school student was arrested Thursday for trespassing on his school’s campus.

Maverick Stow started going to school this week to protest William Floyd High School’s hybrid attendance plan.

Classes for some students are in-person and for other students online to limit the number of children on campus amid the pandemic.

Stow reported to school on Tuesday and received a five-day suspension.

Then he showed up again on Wednesday, and school officials called the police. He was warned that he would face criminal trespass charges if he tried to attend school when he was not scheduled.

Stow says he plans to continue to show up at school.

School officials in a statement characterized Stow's behavior as "irresponsible and selfish." They say they will close the school to all in-person learning if he continues.