A Los Angeles area charter school blocked a group of unvaccinated students from attending class Tuesday. It also cordoned off the area where the students were with tape barriers, videos of the incident showed. New West Charter School in Los Angeles approved Tuesday that management had enforced a vaccine and negative-test mandate for students and that a group of unvaccinated students had staged “a sit-in” on campus and refused to leave the school. [tweet_embed] January 20, 2022[/tweet_embed]Video of the incident spread through social media Tuesday, revealing tape barriers being set up around the students who were sitting on the pavement outside the school building. Local police can also be seen. In one video, a student says that the school risks them with suspension over their refusal to take the vaccine. Another student said that the school was blocking them from using the bathroom. (A spokesperson for the school said no student asked to use the toilet.) In a statement to the Washington Examiner, New West Charter School said that it had imposed a vaccine mandate for students following the conclusion of winter break and had achieved 96% compliance, but “six students who did not follow the new policy still attempted to participate in classes.” [tweet_embed] January 20, 2022[/tweet_embed] The school said that it then asked the students and their parents to “leave campus,” a demand the students refused to follow. "The students proceeded to stage a sit-in directly behind designated areas for student PCR screenings on campus," the school said. "New West Charter School administration notified local authorities who came to campus and helped alleviate the disruption." The school said parents were notified about the demand in October, and students who were not vaccinated could attend their classes virtually. “Parents who chose not to vaccinate their children knew what options they had available other than returning to campus,” the school said. “While we respect the right of parents to make their own choices for their children, our obligation is to our entire school community. When we have committed to implement a policy to assure parents that our campus is safe for their students, we will stand by that commitment.” [tweet_embed] January 20, 2022[/tweet_embed] A California parent group, Let Them Breathe, which posted the videos of the students, said in its tweets that a lawsuit has been filed against the school. Los Angeles Unified School District, the city’s public school system, had similarly announced a vaccine mandate for students. Still, mass disobedience made the district suspend the mandate until the 2022-2023 school year.