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Black Students Suspended For Planning Protest After White Students Display Confederate Flag At School

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School administrators at Coosa High School in Georgia suspended several black students for planning a protest after a group of white students came to school waving a Confederate flag and hurled racial slurs ahead of the homecoming. The students with the Confederate flag did not face repercussions.

As reported by CBS 46 Atlanta, a group of students at Coosa High School in Rome, Ga., were filmed waving the Confederate flag and hurling racial slurs.

In response, many students said the school did not do much to reprimand the students carrying the flag, and a protest was planned to bring awareness to the problem, the station reported.

However, the school administration suspended the black students who were planning the protest, according to the report.

“The administration is aware of tomorrow’s planned protest,” the administrator said over the intercom before the planned demonstration. “Police will be present here at school and if students insist on encouraging this kind of activity they will be disciplined for encouraging unrest.”

Two white students participating in the Friday protest were not suspended, even though they claimed to be as disruptive as the Black students.

Watch the report below from Atlanta’s CBS 46.