Group filing lawsuit against Sullivan's Island town council

SULLIVAN'S ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) - Supporters of a smaller school on Sullivan's Island say their right to vote on the size of the proposed school is being violated.

Three members of a group called "Islanders for a smaller school" are filing a lawsuit against town council in the South Carolina circuit court.

Group members say a year ago they submitted a certified petition, including over 15 percent of the registered voters in the district, to get the issue on the ballot.{}

They now have hired attorneys to represent them and plan to move forward with a lawsuit because it never happened.{}

Town council members are standing behind their decision.{} They said Friday night that the suit has no merit and are confident a ruling will be issued in favor of the town.

ABC News 4 will have more on this case as it develops.