More than 20 students at a Virginia high school were suspended Thursday after wearing clothes emblazoned with Confederate flags, according to multiple media reports.

Montgomery County Public Schools spokeswoman Brenda Drake told WSLS-TV in Roanoke that 22 or 23 students at Christiansburg High violated the dress code and refused to comply when given the opportunity. All were issued one-day, in-school suspensions, Drake said.

She told the TV station that most of the suspensions were changed to out-of-school suspensions after many of the students became disruptive.

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