Virginia high school students suspended for wearing Confederate flag

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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. — About 20 high school students were suspended Thursday after wearing clothing with the Confederate flag on it, reported WSLS10.

A Montgomery County Public Schools spokeswoman says the students came to school violating the dress code. The students were given one day of in-school suspension when they refused to comply with the dress code.

School officials say while a school division is not allowed to ban a specific symbol, each individual school can ban what they deem to be offensive.

An offensive symbol is determined by an incident that disrupts the education of students during the school day.

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