Kid In Court Over Confederate Clothing In School

One school dress code has landed a student in court because he keeps wearing shirts with the Confederate flag on them.

One school dress code has landed a student in court because he keeps wearing shirts with the Confederate flag on them.

18 year-old Tommy DeFoe of Knoxville says wearing the shirts and Confederate belt buckles are just a part of his heritage and his rights as a southerner and an American.  DeFoe says his great great uncle served in the Confederate army and "Died for the South" in the Civil War.

The Anderson County school system where DeFoe attends sees things differently.  It has suspended him 40 times.

Whether DeFoe, or anyone else in the school system can wear clothing with the Confederate flag on it is a decision a federal jury will now make.

For DeFoe, it's a matter of free speech rights.  For the school system...a fear that wearing such items will prompt racial tension and violence.

What do you think the jury hearing this case should do? 

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