- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 15, 2015

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) - Christiansburg High School has barred vehicles with Confederate symbols from its parking lot.

Multiple media outlets say the ban is part of a contract that students and parents must sign for parking privileges at the school.

Montgomery County schools spokeswoman Brenda Drake tells The Roanoke Times (https://bit.ly/1KNZ381 ) that the school added the parking rule this year to be uniform with its dress code and lockers policy.

Students cannot wear articles that reflect adversely on people due to race, gender, or other factors. Such signs, decals or stickers cannot be placed on lockers.

Confederate symbols have come under increased public scrutiny since the June 17 massacre of nine black worshippers at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. The man charged in the slayings had been photographed holding the Confederate battle flag.



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Information from: The Roanoke Times, https://www.roanoke.com

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