The parents of an 8th grader at Hayes Middle School say school officials haven't addressed their concerns about Confederate flags on display in a history classroom and on badges some students are being asked to wear as part of a history lesson.

Jacqueline and Mark Freeman said their daughter Alexandria refused to wear a badge displaying the Confederate flag on her chest during a month long American Civil War lesson.

Superintendent Brian Metcalf said he wasn't aware of the specifics of the history lesson or that students were being asked to wear badges depicting the Confederate flag.

Kim Mulvenna, president of the Grand Ledge schools Board of Education, said that the history lesson at Hayes Middle School is at least a decade old.  This is the first time she's heard concerns about the use of the Confederate flag in the classroom.  Here's the latest from the Lansing State Journal.


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