A mass student protest over the confederate flag turned one Cabell County high school inside out Thursday.
Cabell Midland High’s principal says about 40 students openly defied the dress code policy, and came to school wearing various t-shirts with a confederate flag logo.
The movement came after local media showed one parent upset over the long running code of conduct rule.
Principal Lloyd McGuffin said that the students not shuttling to the career center complied with the request to turn their shirts inside out. Those ten or so students will not appeal regarding their free speech rights.
“There was concern about freedom of speech. They wore the confederate flag on their t-shirts. They were all very respectful,” McGuffin said.
McGuffin also said that the staff talked to the students about the appeals process if they want to get something changed in the code of conduct.
The students will also be allowed to go through an appeals process about the dress code, and whether school officials might allow them to wear the shirts.