A controversial field trip for Columbus High School freshman is back on, for some.

It's a bonding exercise Columbus High School freshman have been doing for about a decade. They would go to the Wisconsin National Guard's Volk Field for lessons in team building, rope climbing and an anti-drug message.

But two parents complained this year, including an ex-Marine, that it was just a back door attempt to recruit the students once they became seniors.

Principal Connie Valenza says the parents contended the Volk Field trip presented only one side of a controversial issue: the Military. According to the school district's controversial issues policy, the school would have to come up with a field trip that presented the other side.

After another hundred students complained about the trip being cancelled, Valenza made it optional. Parents can keep their students home if they wish.

AUDIO: Jennifer Miller reports ( :45 MP3 )

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