Maple Valley students suspended for wearing flag

MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) - Tahoma High School in Maple Valley suspended two students this week for wearing Confederate flags around their necks.

One 16-year-old told KOMO ( http://bit.ly/15t6b3c) they were showing Southern pride. They decided to do it after another student came to class wearing a gay pride flag.

The school has banned the Confederate flag, calling it a message of hate. Both juniors were suspended until next Monday.

School District spokesman Kevin Patterson says wearing the Confederate flag is disruptive.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/


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