A lock-in event for Lansing High School students will also serve as a fundraiser for a local homeless shelter.

A lock-in event for Lansing High School students will also serve as a fundraiser for a local homeless shelter.

Students will be participating tonight in Late Night for Homelessness. The event will take place from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Lansing High School.

The event is organized by the high school’s Student Council. Senior Hunter Dean said the program is intended be fun while raising money for charity.

“It’s good to raise the spirit of the school,” he said.

Dean said student teams will be competing during the night in various activities such as dodgeball and capture the flag.

Dean said Wednesday that 12 teams were signed up for the lock-in.

Each team donates $50 per member, and all proceeds will be donated to the Leavenworth Interfaith Community of Hope.

The lock-in is an annual event at Lansing High School. And each year, the event raises money for charity.

Dean said the student council votes on the charity that will benefit from each year’s event.

Students who participate in Late Night for Homelessness will not have to worry about getting to class Friday morning.

Friday will be a teacher work day for the Lansing public schools.

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