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Students raise Confederate flag outside NC school

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PFAFFTOWN, N.C (AP) -

A year-end prank saw students raise a Confederate battle flag outside a Forsyth County high school.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported Wednesday that the North Carolina Confederate battle flag was run up the flagpole outside of Reagan High School over the weekend and pulled down the same day.

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools spokesman Theo Helm said the school was alerted about Sunday's stunt and addressed the students involved.

Many people see the flag is a reminder of racial discrimination and bigotry since it was used by those opposing equal civil rights for black Americans.

Others counter that the flag is part of the state's history.

Schools Superintendent Don Martin called the stunt ridiculous and in bad taste.

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