Edmunds Middle School to raise Black Lives Matter flag

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Edmunds Middle School will raise the Black Lives Matter flag come February, the second Burlington school to do it.

Board members unanimously passed a proposal that calls for the flag to be flown beginning next spring during Black History Month and staying up until summer vacation.

Students behind the proposal say racism exists in schools, including discrimination among peers and teachers.

We're told students of color make up 28 percent of the Edmunds Middle School community.