Students win approval to raise Black Lives Matter flag

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Students at Burlington High School have won approval to raise a Black Lives Matter flag on campus.

The Burlington School Board voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of allowing students to raise the flag. The Burlington Free Press reports almost a dozen students wearing Black Lives Matter shirts took a petition of more than 450 signatures to the board Tuesday for approval.

In a statement Monday, Principal Tracy Racicot says she is proud to have student voices challenging the status quo.

Students at Montpelier High School began flying a Black Lives Matter flag earlier this month.

Superintendent Yaw Obeng says the flag likely would be raised Monday.


Information from: The Burlington Free Press,

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