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School District Bans All Flags, Including Old Glory

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(Tennessee)  In the wake of the controversy surrounding the Confederate flag, a school district in Tennessee has banned all flags and banners, including the American flag.

“While this was not necessarily an attack on the American flag, there were some other issues we’re trying to address,” Dickson County Director of Student Services Steve Sorrells said. “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.”

Some students are angry at the flag ban, as they feel their patriotism and freedom of speech are being compromised.

“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,” high school senior Arianna Heisler said.