Teen in New Jersey suspended for Confederate flag on truck
A New Jersey high school student says he was suspended from school after refusing to remove a Confederate flag on his truck. Gregory Vied, 17, told News12 he was suspended for flying the flag on his pickup truck, which was parked in a student lot at Steinert High School in Hamilton Township.
Vied says he refused to remove the flag despite repeated warnings from administrators. He says he understands the history of the flag, but that he sees it only as a representation of Southern pride and a connection to relatives from the South.
“Them trying to make me take it down is unconstitutional,” Vied said.