CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – The latest on a school in western Virginia where students were suspended for wearing clothes showing the Confederate flag (all times local):
Students at a western Virginia high school say they'll continue to protest a ban on Confederate flags displayed on clothing and cars until the administration changes the policy.
A group of about 40 people, including Christiansburg High School students and their supporters, gathered near the school Friday to call on administrators to reverse their policy.
About 20 students were suspended Thursday for refusing to remove Confederate gear, which the school says was banned because of incidents of racial tension.
Some students said Friday that they'll continue to wear clothing emblazoned with the flag despite the punishment. It wasn't immediately clear whether any students were suspended Friday.
Senior Houston Miller, who's leading the effort, said the protests will continue until the school backs down or he'll take legal action.
A Virginia student who's leading the fight against his high school's ban on clothes emblazoned with the Confederate flag says he's unsure what the students' next step will be.
Houston Miller was among roughly 20 students suspended from Christiansburg High School on Thursday after holding a rally to protest a new policy banning vehicles with Confederate flag symbols from the school parking lot and refusing to take off clothing displaying the symbol.
Miller said Thursday that he wasn't going to back down and had been organizing another rally for Friday outside the school.
But he later said that some students had received angry messages online about the issue and were worried about the potential for violence.