Pennsylvania

School boss: Student has right to wear Confederate clothing

A Pennsylvania school district superintendent says a student has a right to wear a sweatshirt depicting a Confederate flag even though it upsets a black student and her father.

Plum Borough School District Superintendent Timothy Glasspool tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/2huyFDn) courts have determined officials can't prevent the student from wearing the sweatshirt unless it disrupts the school day. Glasspool says the student has been asked not to wear the sweatshirt but has refused in part because his father believes he has a right to wear it.

Robert Williams is the father of the 11th-grader offended by the sweatshirt. He says Confederate flags "imply things that aren't very nice" and represent slavery and bondage.

Glasspool says "one student's rights clashes with another" in this instance.