Students skip school to hear Obama speech

September 9, 2009 (McHenry, Ill.) Several students at McHenry West High School were upset that their school would not be showing President Obama's speech live on Tuesday.

Students protested in the morning and then some listened to the speech from car radios or on laptop computers outside the school.

The school district says none of the students were suspended-- but they were given detentions.

Copyright © 2021 WLS-TV. All Rights Reserved.