Wilder student asked to remove Confederate flag from truck

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 27, 2015 at 3:30 a.m.



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WILDER, Idaho (AP) — A Canyon County high school student has been asked to remove a Confederate flag from his truck because administrators worry it is a gang symbol.

KIVI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1UdPBKk ) that Cossa Academy student Jordan Beattie says he hung the flag from his truck after his girlfriend gave it to him as a gift. His mother Sherry Beattie says when he came to the Wilder school with the flag displayed he was called to the school office.

Jordan has removed the flag for now, but Sherry Beattie says they will meet with the school board to discuss the matter further.

Caldwell Police Department Cpt. Frank Wyant says his department does not consider the Confederate flag a gang symbol.

Cossa officials say if Jordan displays the flag at school he could be expelled.

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Information from: KIVI-TV, http://www.scrippsmedia.com/kivitv

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