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Metro Detroit school apologizes for mistakenly banning US flag in dress code

Published: Friday, August 04, 2017 @ 2:06 PM
By: Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

A high school in metro Detroit was criticized on social media this week for releasing a dress code that included a ban on clothing bearing the American flag.

On Tuesday, a parent posted an image of Roseville High School’s dress code that was sent out in a back to school packet on her Facebook page. She questioned why the U.S. flag was listed under prohibited clothing items. 

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Roseville High School officials said in a Facebook post that the reference to the U.S. flag in the dress code was an error, and should have read, "Flags shall not be worn in demeaning manner."

School officials said that they "would never ban the appropriate display of the American flag," and that the school has a long history of working with patriotic groups like the VFW.

The dress code snafu led to an emotional debate on Facebook, WXYZ reported.