- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Three North Carolina high schoolers were reportedly charged with disorderly conduct after they displayed a Confederate flag on campus and yelled “white power.”

Several students at West Brunswick High School were involved in the incident last week, but two of them escaped charges because they were juveniles, EAGNews reported.

Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said the students put the Confederate battle flag on display in the school’s courtyard and one of them proceeded to wear the flag as a cape.

Photos of the incident, posted by student Courtney Gore, have gone viral.

“Today the black community at West Brunswick was offended by some racist students,” Ms. Gore wrote in the Facebook post. “A group of students hung the confederate flag in the court yard. When another student took it down the boy wore it on his back and walked in the cafeteria. He walked back out to the outside eating area and screamed ‘white power’ several times. This same group of students have been seen stepping on chocolate milk cartons saying ‘white power’ repeatedly.”

Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax reportedly confirmed that three misdemeanor criminal summons were issued from the incident.

Ms. Swencki said the students’ criminal charges do not represent a district position on the Confederate flag but rather stem from a disruption to the school’s learning environment, EAGNews reported.

“The issue at hand is truly the disruption,” she told a local ABC News affiliate. “If students create a significant disruption to our school environment, [then] students can, in situations, be removed from that instructional environment until the disruption is no longer an issue.”



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