WESTMINSTER, Md. — A Maryland county school district is advancing plans to ban Confederate flag imagery from schools.

WBAL-TV reports Carroll County Superintendent Stephen Guthrie says the revised dress code will stand up in court. This comes after a Carroll County School Board Wednesday meeting where a ban on wearing and displaying the flag was discussed.

Guthrie says he wants to ban the flag from campuses entirely, meaning it wouldn’t be able to appear on anything from clothing to bumper stickers on school grounds. Guthrie says the flag has been “hijacked by hate groups” and used to promote violence.

The ban’s exact language is being drafted and will be presented to the school board in March.

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Information from: WBAL-TV, http://www.wbaltv.com

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