- The Washington Times - Monday, August 24, 2015

A Tennessee school district has prohibited students from flying flags, including the American flag, from their vehicles following a dispute over the Confederate banner.

“It’s not an unpatriotic act by any means, because we have a number of ways in which students do learn how to be patriotic and express American pride,” Dickson County School District officials told a local Fox affiliate.

The school district issued a statement clarifying its stance after several media outlets reported that all flags in any form were banned from campus. The district called those reports “entirely inaccurate,” though it is still banning students from flying flags, including Old Glory, from the backs of pickup trucks on campus, Fox reported.

“The Flag is prominently displayed at every school in our county. It is also displayed in many of our classrooms,” the district’s statement said. “All students in Dickson County are allowed to voluntarily participate in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance each morning. We are very proud to have JROTC in both of our high schools, and we will continue to fly and respect the flag.”

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