Students Ordered to Change Out of Clothes with Confederate Symbols

Oct 14, 2015

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BRUNSWICK, Md. (AP) - Some students at a Maryland high school were asked to change out of clothes displaying the Confederate symbol.

School district spokesman Michael Doerrer says at least two students at Brunswick High School wore the Confederate symbol Tuesday. The Frederick News-Post reports Tuesday also marked USA Day. During the event, the school encourages students to wear patriotic colors in honor of Spirit Week.

Administrators say they found the symbol potentially disruptive. Doerrer says the school doesn't ban Confederate symbols, but administrators can ask a symbol to be removed on a case-by-case basis if it proves disruptive.

Doerrer says administrators also confiscated a Confederate flag that another student brought to school.

Brunswick High Principal Nancy Doll says administrators spoke with three students who "cooperatively and respectfully" changed their clothing.