Approximately 20 students who showed up at Christianburg high school wearing and carrying Confederate flags on Thursday were suspended by the Montgomery County Public School system.
Spokeswoman Brenda Drake says 23 students at Christianburg High School were given the option to change out of their shirts and comply with the dress code but when the majority refused they were suspended for one day for being disruptive.
Drake said that the school added their parking lot rules this year to be uniform with its dress code and lockers policy.
Students cannot wear articles that reflect adversely on people due to race, gender, or other factors. Signs, decals or stickers with offensive symbols cannot be placed on lockers.
While they not allowed to ban a specific symbol, schools can ban what they deem to be offensive. The school said that they had an incident involving the Confederate flag in the past but they refused to discuss that incident.
2 other students had been previously told to remove the flags from their vehicles or have their parking privileges revoked.