Five Georgia High School Students Suspended for Wearing Black Lives Matter Shirts File Lawsuit

Student file lawsuit over Black Lives Matter T-shirts

A group of Black Georgia students who were suspended for wearing Black Lives Matter shirts have filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against a northwest Georgia school system.

Channel 2′s Tom Jones was in Floyd County, where students say it’s hard to learn when their White classmates are hurling racial slurs at them and running around wearing Confederate symbols.

Lawyers for the students, who attend Coosa High School in Rome, said that during a protest surrounding the death of George Floyd, Black students were made to turn their Black Lives Matter T-shirts inside out, While white students were allowed to carry the Confederate flag and wear belts, hoodies and hats with Confederate imagery.

The group of five students and their mother filed the complaint with the U.S. District Court in Rome Tuesday, saying the racism and discrimination at Coosa High School is nonstop.

Junior Desirae Turner told Jones that the school system has been insensitive to their complaints about how they’re treated.

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