School officials in Wilder, Idaho claim the Confederate flag is considered a gang symbol and threatened a student with expulsion for driving to school with one waiving from his pick-up.
But the local gang task force told the media it has no idea how school officials equated the Confederate flag to gangs, and forcing someone to remove it could be against their rights.
Canyon-Owyhee School Service Agency Academy officials called student Jordan Beattie to the office this week over a Confederate flag given to him by his girlfriend that he installed on his truck, ABC 6 reports.
School officials told Beattie the Confederate flag is banned on campus because it’s considered a gang symbol, and forced him to remove the flag while at school or face possible expulsion, according to the Idaho Statesman.
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