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North Fort Myers High School student kicked off campus for Confederate flag

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NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - A North Fort Myers High School student was asked to leave after driving to school with two Confederate flags in the back of her pickup truck.

The security guard and vice principal had a message for 11th grader Sky Hunter on the first day of school.

"He came out and told me that I had to leave and I asked him why and he said the American flag was fine, but I couldn't fly my two Confederate flags," Hunter said.

She says when she protested, the vice principal had a firm response.

"He told me parking my truck there, it was my vehicle, my responsibility to get rid of the flags and I told him its my vehicle, its my responsibility, I should be able to fly what I like on them," Hunter said.

She says she didn't want to start trouble, so she went home and had her father drop her off at school.

"It''s a heritage, and I don't understand why she can't fly them, and I don't understand what's going on," said Sky's father John Hunter.  

FOX 4 asked the school district what was going on through phone and email throughout the day.

They never got back to us, but shortly after school let out the school's principal called the family to apologize.

The principal tells the family Sky can now park on campus, with all three of her flags.

Sky tells FOX 4 she still doesn't understand why she couldn't park there in the first place and says it wasn't the just message, but the manner it was delivered.

"I wasn't expected to be told to leave right on the spot especially in the rude manner I was asked."    

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