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NORTH CAROLINA: Students Suspended for Flying Confederate Flag

Several students at a North Carolina high school were suspended recently for refusing to stop flying Confederate flags from their trucks on school grounds.

In this 2011 file photo, Confederate battle flags fly in Mountain Creek, Alabama. Several students at Burns High School in Cleveland County, North Carolina, were suspended recently for flying Confederate flags from their trucks on school grounds. Dave Martin AP

The students were suspended for insubordination after refusing to remove the flags from their vehicles parked on school property, Mickey Morehead, principal of Burns High School in Cleveland County, told the Shelby Star.

“The flags were seen as a disruption at the school,” Cleveland County Schools spokesman Greg Shull told Charlotte FOX-TV affiliate WJZY.

“Cleveland County Schools believes in promoting a culture that focuses on student success,” Shull said in a statement, according to the station. “Our community schools work to provide safe environments — physically and emotionally — for all children. Any conduct that would cause a disruption in our educational environment may be subject to discipline via the CCS Code of Conduct.

Insubordination carries up to a three-day suspension, according to the handbook, the Star reported.…

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