Controversy Ensues After Student Sent Home For Confederate Flag Shirt

Controversy Ensues After Student Sent Home For Confederate Flag Shirt

The controversy over the Confederate Flag won’t be going away anytime soon, and a high school student in Michigan is the latest person to face backlash…

According to reports:

“A student at Caledonia High School was outraged when he was told to change his shirt, which showed the Confederate battle flag, or go home Wednesday morning.

Donovan Stokes, a junior, said he was approached by the high school principal about his shirt.

“I wore everything as proper. This is just a shirt; it’s the rebel flag. It was bullying. They were bullying me to take off my shirt and I did not have to go home. They cannot send me home. That is losing my education,” said Stokes.

His mother, Jolene Stokes, said she was contacted by the school at around 8 a.m.

“The principal gave me two options and I requested a letter asking why he had to take the shirt off,” she said.

The letter stated “because of what that flag is used to symbolize by others, we feel it could contribute to a hostile environment for many of our students.”