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The controversy surrounding about a dozen or so students who have been wearing anti-gay badges at Shadow Hills High School took a surprising twist on Monday: the school asked those students to remove the badges just days after saying they couldn’t do such a thing because of freedom of speech.

Via The Desert Sun:

In a letter sent to Shadow Hills staff Monday morning, district Superintendent Gary Rutherford said “recently some information has been brought forward that requires additional investigation and follow-up to determine a proper course of action. Pending further investigation, we are going to ask students who are displaying the symbol showing a rainbow pattern with a circle and a line, at least for now, to remove symbols while at school.

No word on what information was brought forward to investigate or how long “for now” is.

The newspaper notes that Shadow Hills’ dress code policy states “Clothing and/or accessories depicting…racially/socially inflammatory material are not permitted.”


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