Students Pictured With Confederate Flag at EVSC High School

The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation says a Friday morning incident involving a Confederate flag at one of its schools was used as a teachable moment.

Posted: Oct 15, 2021 4:48 PM
Updated: Oct 16, 2021 2:07 PM

The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation has issued a statement after a Friday morning incident at one of its high schools involving a Confederate flag.

A photo submitted to 44News by a viewer on Friday morning appeared to show several students gathered around a Confederate flag. According to the viewer, the photo, which can be seen above, was taken on one of the EVSC's high school campuses.

The EVSC issued the following statement in response to the incident:

"A student brought a Confederate flag to one of our high schools prior to the start of school this morning. School officials became involved and used this opportunity as a teachable moment to explain why this is a divisive symbol and is unacceptable at school."

EVSC says that the student's parents were contacted and that they handed the Confederate flag over to school administrators.

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