(Greenville News) Greenville County Schools has disciplined at least a dozen students who — on their parents’ wishes — refused to take the new standardized ACT tests being given at schools across South Carolina this week.

Some parents told The Greenville News their children were pressured in front of their peers to give in and take the tests, then were removed from the classroom and taken into another room at their schools where the principal again asked them to take the test.

When children refused, they were taken to the school office and issued a discipline referral marked “refusal to obey,” according to documents sent by parents to The News.

Note: Read our discussion guidelines before commenting.