Eastern Ky. Students Barred From Caps With Confederate Flag

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Two girls graduating from Wolfe County Middle School in eastern Kentucky weren't allowed to wear caps decorated with images of the Confederate battle flag.

Wolfe County schools spokesman Robert Scott Creech says the principal found the flag images to be "offensive." He says both girls participated in the ceremony Thursday night.

Dosha Adkins says her 14-year-old daughter, Desarae, was "heartbroken" that she couldn't wear her cap. She says three middle school teachers who saw pictures of the cap had expressed no problems with it.

She says students were told they could decorate their graduation caps.

Adkins says her daughter "just likes" the Confederate flag
image and doesn't want to offend anyone.

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