Maryville students finding ways around Confederate flag ban
Students at Maryville High School in East Tennessee flew their Confederate battle flags at the football game against their rivals in Alcoa. Maryville's ban on flag sticks and poles only applies at home games.
But even at home, the ban only applies to the sticks, not to the flags themselves.
"Students have already figured out ways to display the flag without running afoul of school administrators.
"Abbey Cruze, another 17-year-old Maryville senior, wore a flag wrapped around her waist as a skirt and tied her pigtails with Rebel flag strips. Other students wore the flag as ponchos and halter-tops, on hats and as patches on their jeans.
"'No matter what,' Cruze said, 'we'll find a way around it.'"