- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

VINTON, Iowa (AP) - Dozens of students at an eastern Iowa high school displayed confederate flags on their vehicles after a student was sent home for refusing to remove such a flag from his pickup truck.

KCRG-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1Ve2gTu ) the students displayed the flags on their vehicles after administrators at Vinton-Shellsburg High School told junior Hunter Gray to leave school Thursday. Gray had refused to remove a confederate flag, which administrators say bothered some students and was a distraction.

Gray and other students on Friday said they didn’t display the flag in support of the racist history it represents for many people but as a symbol of the country’s heritage.

Student Matthew Kimm displayed a flag Friday despite the chance he could lose his parking privileges. He intends to keep displaying the flag.


Information from: KCRG-TV, https://www.kcrg.com

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