Minnesota school reverses flag ban after protest

Published 8:54 am Friday, September 8, 2017

COLD SPRING, Minn.  — A central Minnesota school has reversed its ban on flags and banners on vehicles in the school parking lot after students staged a protest.

Rocori High School in Cold Spring announced on its Facebook page Wednesday that administrators and student leaders have resolved the issue. As a result, the school will withdraw the new student guidelines that banned flags.

WJON-AM reports nearly a dozen pickups displayed the American flag at Rocori to protest the ban.

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Superintendent Scott Staska says the change came after last spring when Confederate flags began showing up on vehicles in the parking lot. He says school administrators are responsible for creating a safe and respectful environment for all students while balancing rights to free speech.