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Board Considers Dress Code Ban on Confederate Symbols

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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) - The Montgomery County school board is considering revising a countywide dress code policy to ban Confederate symbols and other apparel that would disrupt a school's learning environment.
    
The Roanoke Times reports that the board approved the first reading of the proposal on Tuesday night.
    
Confederate symbols are among examples of items that would be banned. Other examples include clothing or items denoting Neo-Nazi and other hate groups.
    
The proposal follows recent protests over Christiansburg High School's ban on Confederate symbols on student vehicles in the parking lot.
    
Confederate symbols have come under increased public scrutiny since the June 17 massacre of nine black worshippers at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. Dylann Roof, the white man charged in the slayings, had been photographed holding the Confederate battle flag.

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