The Confederate flag isn’t a flag that should be worn and represented proudly. Throughout the years, America has been trying to eradicate the flag but some people just will not let it go.
Twenty students of Christianburg High School weren’t very happy when their schools new policy prohibited the flag from the parking lot. They took action by wearing the symbol on their clothes, although its been banned from their school dress code for over a decade. The students were suspended immediately. Most of the students were given one day suspension and a few were given three days because of their “loud displays and behavior.” Originally, 24 students showed up wearing their Confederate gear but three of them decided to comply before coming into school.
Brenda Drake, a spokesperson for Montgomery County Public Schools, told NBC the policy that banned the flags from schools was implemented in 2001 and 2002, along with several “racially motivated behavior” related the controversial flag. But this year, Christiansburg High decided to be more strict and ban its students from displaying any kind of Confederacy on their vehicles (bumper stickers, license plates, etc). If the students didn’t sign the agreement, they were not given a parking pass.
Drake told NBC,
We are not issuing a judgment on the flag, but know that not allowing it at CHS supports a peaceful educational environment in the building. Continued racial friction suggests that lifting the ban of this particular symbol would cause significant disruption at the school.