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More controversy over Confederate Flag at North Fort Myers High

Posted at 6:37 PM, Aug 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-11 18:37:29-04
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla., - A North Fort Myers High School teen claims the school once again wouldn't allow her to fly her confederate flag on her pickup truck.
 
"Heritage, not hate," that's Sky Hunter's message for flying a Confederate Flag on the back of her white pickup.
 
"I keep it to remember my ancestors. I can fly it, I can look at it everyday  just like we look at the American Flag. We look at it and remember what our country's been through," Hunter said.
 
Hunter, who's a senior at North Fort Myers High tells Fox4 that her decorated pickup was not welcomed by administrators on the first day of class.
 
"My principal stopped me and told me to take down my flag. I tried to take it off but I explained to him that my flag is not meant to come off and I couldn't get it off."
 
Four In Your Corner reached out to school officials and was told that administrators did talk to Hunter about the flag, but they did not ask her to leave.
 
This isn't the first time Hunter has had to fight for her flag. Last fall, Four In Your Corner pressed the school district for answers after Hunter was kicked off school property for driving the same car to school. The district later apologized to her and her father for the misunderstanding.
 
"I was surprised. I did not think that I would have to be asked again for the second year in a row to take it off," Hunter said.
 
Hunter tells Fox4 she met with her principal on Thursday and was told that she would be allowed to park her truck with the Confederate Flag on school campus.
 
"I'm excited and knowing that my principal understands how the perception is on this situation is great," Hunter said.
 
Hunter adds that she did receive an apology from the principal and she hopes to work together with school administrators on a school code that allows Confederate Flags to be displayed.