Vermont students to participate in national climate change protest

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Students across the world are skipping class Friday to protest global warming, that includes students across the region.

The coordinated "school strike" was inspired by a 16-year-old Swedish activist.

The protests are scheduled in about 100 countries, from New Zealand to the United States to send a message that governments are failing to address climate change.

In Vermont, students in Montpelier, Windsor and Woodstock are expected to participate.