By LYNN BECKER, Associated Press Liberty University students are protesting the school’s decision to remove their bike helmets from the school property.
The students, who include a former president of the school, have taken to the school website to complain that their helmets are being torn off.
The school says it is trying to find a way to fix the problem but many students are upset.
They have also called on the school to stop the “inhumane and senseless” treatment of the students.
Liberty’s chief executive, Rev. James A. F. O’Brien, told The Associated Press the school is working with the student body to make sure helmets are returned to their rightful places.
The university’s interim president, Andrew N. Johnson, also addressed the students on Friday.
He said students can now wear helmets if they wish but there are still questions about how they will be able to wear them.
He said the school will work with the university’s police department to find the best way to get the helmets back.
Johnson said the university would also consider offering some student athletes who did not wear helmets some kind of financial aid to pay for them.
He did not elaborate on how many athletes are eligible for financial aid.
Liberty also announced plans to start offering scholarships in the coming months.
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