Anderson County Confederate Flag Battle Suffers Loss

Knoxville (WVLT) - A student suing the Anderson County School District over their ban of the Confederate Flag has lost a battle in federal court.

US District Judge Thomas Varlan denied a preliminary injunction filed by attorneys for Tom Defoe.

Defoe, an Anderson County High School student, was suspended from school on October 30th for refusing to remove a shirt he was wearing depicting the Confederate Flag.

Defoe sought the preliminary injunction against the Anderson County School District to allow him to wear attire that expressed his political views, as his lawsuit continues in federal court.

Defoe's attorneys say they will appeal to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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