Teen wears confederate flag to school's 'redneck day' - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Teen wears confederate flag to school's 'redneck day'

Posted: Updated:
  • Must Read HeadlinesMore>>

  • Baby girl drenched in 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

    Baby girl drenched in 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:25:06 GMT
    It's an image gone viral, a baby girl drenched in water as part of her grandfather's Ice Bucket Challenge.
    It's an image gone viral, a baby girl drenched in water as part of her grandfather's Ice Bucket Challenge.
  • Study: Action-packed TV might make you snack more

    Study: Action-packed TV might make you snack more

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:23:05 GMT
    Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.
    Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.
  • USMC mascot promoted to Corporal

    USMC mascot promoted to Corporal

    The United States Marine Corps has a brand new Corporal with four legs, a tail, and a no-nonsense look.Cpl. Chesty XIV, an English bulldog is the official mascot of the United States Marine Corps, he received a meritorious promotion to Corporal on August 29th, 2014.
    The United States Marine Corps has a brand new Corporal with four legs, a tail, and a no-nonsense look.Cpl. Chesty XIV, an English bulldog is the official mascot of the United States Marine Corps, he received a meritorious promotion to Corporal on August 29th, 2014.
QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. -

There's fallout from what was supposed to be a school spirit day at Queen Creek High School. The event in question? Redneck day.

Its ignited controversy, and it's making national headlines all after one student showed up wearing a confederate flag.

We talked to the family of an African-American student at Queen Creek High School. They were very offended by this.

When it happened earlier this week, one of the students snapped a picture. Here is the student wearing the confederate flag like a cape.

"I was livid. Livid," says Leslie Taylor, whose son goes to Queen Creek High School.

"I just felt like that in a day and time like we are now, and you see that kind of behavior in a school. A public school."

Redneck day was part of the school spirit week which leads up to prom night. The idea came from the popularity of the A&E television show, "Duck Dynasty." Taylor's son didn't like the idea to begin with.

"He thought it was kind of degrading," says Taylor.

Then one student showed up dressed in the flag. He didn't get very far. School staff stopped him and made him remove the flag pretty quickly.

"Nobody that I talked to thinks that that is ok. That just symbolizes something evil. Bad."

The photo is now making its way across the internet and getting plenty of attention.

"I think people being upset is pretty legitimate because it is a confederate flag and it is segregating the African-Americans and the things we have gone through across the country," says Irving Carreno, high school student.

"Students here are really caring and are really looking out for each other. That one student was called out and taken care of but the school shouldn't be labeled as a racist school because we really aren't," says Ricardo Flores, student.

Leslie Taylor and her mother, a former principal herself, hope to never see this again.

"I think that if they would have some seminars for some students so that the students can learn about some other cultures. That would be a big plus."

We reached to the school district and we never heard back, but in other media outlets, the superintendent apologized to anyone who was offended, and said the student who wore the confederate flag was pulled aside by the school's assistant principal.


Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices