Black Students Sue Georgia School District After Being Suspended For Wearing BLM Shirts
Parents and students say they have seen multiple racist incidents at the school.
May 18, 2022 at 8:32 pm
A group of Black students in Georgia has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the Floyd County School district, saying they were suspended for wearing Black Lives Matter shirts at school while white students never faced consequences after waving Confederate flags and yelling racial slurs.
The five Black students, who attend Coosa High School in Rome, Georgia, said they were suspended shortly after George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police in 2020, WSB-TV reports. While tensions around the country remained high at that time, a group of Coosa High School students allegedly stood on campus waving Confederate flags and yelling racial slurs. The Black students said they responded to the demonstration by wearing Black Lives Matter T-shirts.