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Students win approval to raise Black Lives Matter flag

February 14, 2018

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.

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Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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