STOUGHTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Students in Stoughton are protesting the superintendent’s decision to ban Pride and Black Lives Matter flags from classrooms.
The students piled into a School Committee meeting Tuesday night to show their opposition and say they also plan to walk out of classes Wednesday morning.
“I wish I could have spoken in there because they were saying a lot of things that were not very nice and politically correct,” said Stoughton High School senior Emma Tremblay.
Students say the policy to keep schools politically neutral by removing the flags went into effect at the start of the school year.
“Our school population is very diverse, and without having that representation of other people, everyone is just going to assume everyone is okay with what’s going on,” Tremblay added.
Another Stoughton High senior, Olivia Tran, was suspended last week for walking out of class in protest of the policy. After two meetings with the superintendent asking him to reverse the policy, she said she feels her voice is being ignored.
“He has made it very clear that he is not going to unless he is forced into a corner and he has no choice but to change his mind,” Tran said.
Tran has helped rally dozens of students and parents and she says they’re not giving up.
“I plan to continue demonstrating these things until there’s so much attention to it that he can’t ignore it anymore without harming the reputation of himself and our school,” she added.
7NEWS has reached out to the school and the superintendent for comment.
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