Public schools

Teens Suspended for Wearing Confederate Flag Shirts

In response to another teen wearing a rainbow flag shirt

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Two 16-year-old students are up in arms because school officials suspended the pair for wearing Confederate flags as clothing on the grounds of their high school.

The students' reasoning? A classmate wore a rainbow flag to school for the past two weeks in honor of LGBT History Month.

School officials at Tahoma High School in Maple Valley, Washington reportedly stated that the boys wore the flags to make an anti-gay statement, KIRO TV is reporting.

One of the students, identified by KOMO News only as Grady, confirmed to reporters his peer's decision to wear a rainbow flag during the school day prompted their decision.

(Hat tip to Tahoma High alum Adam!)