Oklahoma student starts petition to have classes canceled the day after Halloween

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KAKE) -

An Oklahoma City student has started a petition to have classes canceled for the day after Halloween.

KOCO reports Quentin Wilhite's petition on Change.org says it's a tradition for families to trick-or-treat and "the stress of having to get home and get to sleep at a decent time while also trying to have a good time is too much."

The Putnam City Schools student said the day off after Halloween would be "very beneficial to everyone who is participating in trick-or-treating." His petition had more than 4,400 signatures as of Thursday morning,

The petition, however, didn't work, and the district's more than 19,000 student will have to attend school Friday. 

"It's their choice," Wilhite said. "But we're not done. I am starting a movement called SPC (Students for Positive Change)."