WESTMINSTER, Md. — A Maryland county school district is advancing plans to ban Confederate flag imagery from schools.

WBAL-TV reports Carroll County Superintendent Stephen Guthrie says the revised dress code will stand up in court. This comes after a Carroll County School Board Wednesday meeting where a ban on wearing and displaying the flag was discussed.

Guthrie says he wants to ban the flag from campuses entirely, meaning it wouldn’t be able to appear on anything from clothing to bumper stickers on school grounds. Guthrie says the flag has been “hijacked by hate groups” and used to promote violence.

The ban’s exact language is being drafted and will be presented to the school board in March.


Information from: WBAL-TV, http://www.wbaltv.com

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.