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Judge Rules Garfield County School District 16 Can Bar Student from Wearing Sash with U.S. and Mexican Flags at Graduation Ceremony

A federal judge has ruled that Garfield County School District 16 can bar a high school student from wearing a sash with an image of the U.S. and Mexican flags during her upcoming graduation. The student argued that the sash was a way to express her pride in her dual heritage and that the school district’s decision was a violation of her First Amendment rights, while the school district argued that the sash was a distraction and would disrupt the solemnity of the ceremony. The judge agreed with the school district, noting that the school has the right to regulate the speech of its students in order to maintain an appropriate atmosphere during the ceremony. The ruling has been met with mixed reactions from the community.