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Flag Ban on Clothing Lifted

SAMPSON COUNTY -- Sampson County Superintendent, Dr. Stewart Hobbs, has lifted the ban of flags on clothing at Hobbton High School.

Hobbs also added that any principal at a Sampson County School has to go through the Board of Education to get a dress code rule approved.

Last week at an assembly, students at Hobbton High School in Sampson County were told that they could no longer wear an article of clothing with a flag on it, that ban included the American flag. 

Last Friday, Gayle Langston said her daughter, Jessica, was told she could not wear a shirt with an American flag on it.

"Today she wanted to wear her shirt, and I had to tell her no. She didn't like it at all because I knew it would get her in trouble. Of all days, 9-11, she could not wear her American flag shirt," said parent Gayle Langston.

The ban is lifted just 24 hours after WECT broke the story about the flag ban.

Reported by Max Winitz

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