Lawrence students create petition to ban Confederate flag

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Students at a Lawrence high school want to ban the Confederate flag throughout the school district.

Students at Free State High School have started a petition to ban the Confederate flag and plan to present it to the Lawrence school board at an upcoming meeting.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the move comes after school administrators told a student he could not fly a Confederate flag on the vehicle he parked in the school parking lot.

Abena Peasah, a senior at Free State and one of the students who drafted the petition, says she wants the district to ban the Confederate flag. The petition has more than 200 signatures.

Peasah says she’s working to add the proposal to the Lawrence school board’s agenda. The board’s next meeting is Feb. 8.


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