Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Proposal on flags passes in House

- — Rachel Herzog

Legislatio­n that would bar high schools from prohibitin­g the flying of the American, Arkansas, county or school district’s flags passed in the state House on Monday.

The bill also would provide that schools may fly flags from foreign countries to welcome students from those places.

Rep. Aaron Pilkington, R-Knoxville, previously told the House Education Committee that House Bill 1816 came out of a situation in Clarksvill­e where some students were using flags to harass one another.

The chamber’s vote was 87-1, with two lawmakers voting present, sending the measure to the state Senate.

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