Crazy schools Monday: District adjusts policy that would have banned Old Glory

From FOX13 Memphis

Sunday night, the Dickson County (Tenn.) School District sent an email to FOX13 to set the record straight about a story the station first covered over the weekend.

School leaders in Dickson County decided, after a summer of controversy surrounding the confederate flag, the wise thing to do would be to ban all flags and banners.

They now say they are not banning all flags at school, they are only banning flags from flying on the back of pick-up trucks on school property.

FOX13 will bring you the latest on this if any additional details develop.

(earlier story follows)

A Tennessee school district is banning all flags, including Old Glory.

School leaders in Dickson County decided, after a summer of controversy surrounding the confederate flag, the wise thing to do would be to ban all flags and banners.

Some students are angry as they feel their patriotism is being compromised.

School leaders said there is a right and wrong way to show American pride:

"It's not an unpatriotic act by any means because we have a number of ways in which students do learn how to be patriotic and express American pride."

One student said, "I just think that's a right...it's freedom of expression and I don't think you should be able to take that away from us."

Students said they were told they would get kicked out if they bring an American flag onto school property .

So far, school leaders say they haven't had any issues.

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