JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (AP) -- The Washington County School System has suspended 12 to 15 students at David Crockett High School who were involved in a protest after a boy was allowed to nominate himself for Homecoming queen.
The Johnson City Press quoted Washington County Assistant Director of Schools for Attendance and Discipline James Murphy as saying the in-school suspensions range from two to five days.
The students protested by a flag pole Friday and did not go to class.
The boy, a junior, was not elected in a Friday morning vote.
Murphy said the parents of the boy decided he would not attend class Monday.
Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com
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