Burlington High School students raise Black Lives Matter flag

Published: Feb. 19, 2018 at 11:42 AM EST
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It's meant to be a symbol that combats racism and promotes equality, now a second Black Lives Matter flag will wave in the wind in front of a Vermont high school.

The Burlington School Board unanimously passed a resolution to raise the flag early last week. That happened after students brought a petition to the board with more than 450 signatures. The flag was raised Monday afternoon during a private ceremony.

Burlington High School will become the second Vermont high school to raise the Black Lives Matter flag. Montpelier High School raised the flag on February 1 to observe Black History month after a similar student-led effort there. Montpelier is believed to be the first high school in the country to do so.

There has been mixed emotions from some about the decision to raise the flag. More about that on the Channel 3 News at 5 p.m.