A Black Lives Matter student protest was held Sept. 23 at North Springs Charter High School in Sandy Springs.
According to student comments on Twitter, the sit-in protest, which happened both indoors and on the football field, was triggered by a school administrator requiring a student to remove a “Black Lives Matter” T-shirt while referring to the movement as a “terrorist organization.” However, according to Fulton County Schools spokesperson Susan Hale, that incident was a false rumor.
“This was not true,” Hale said of the alleged T-shirt incident. “We support our students’ freedom of expression as long as it does not create a school disruption.”
“Students and staff were respectful throughout, and while this caused a slight disruption to the normal school day, it did not impact instruction for the rest of the school,” Hale said.