A Mason High School sophomore, who periodically wears a belt buckle depicting the confederate flag, has been warned he faces suspension should he continue to wear it to school.
The male student has attracted attention in the school by wearing the Civil War symbol, which is often considered controversial and by some racist. School officials in the Warren County district said it violates the district’s student dress code.
Tracey Carson, spokeswoman for Mason Schools, said “we are committed to making sure that each one of our students feels safe and eager to come to school. For that reason, we have a code that outlines the way that students and staff should dress so that distractions are minimized and we have a positive learning environment.”
“We try to handle discipline on an individual basis,” said Carson, who said no action has yet been taken against the student.
According to Mason School’s dress code “no clothing or accessories that could be interpreted as promoting hate or communicating a negative, profane or vulgar message; i.e., rebel flags, swastikas.”
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