Students defy principal by wearing camo to Klein Oak HS

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A controversy is brewing over camouflage at Klein Oaks High School

More than a dozen students at Klein Oak High School defied a request by their principal this morning by arriving in camouflage.

The principal made the request after some wore the gear in a picture that shows them bearing their middle finger.

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A district official tells us camo was never banned from the school and that anyone wearing camo this morning would not be turned away.

We saw several students gather in front of the school this morning, and all were allowed inside when the first bell rang.

A picture shared on social media started the controversy. It shows several Klein Oak High School students giving the one finger salute in front of the school wearing camo.

The picture was taken after the election of Donald Trump and says in part, "Redneck population... [blank] you if you don't like us cause we're here to stay."

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That prompted the principal of Klein Oak to issue a request for students to leave the camo at home for the rest of the week.

No students were punished for the photo, but now some are saying they will wear camo in defiance and others are saying they will wear all black as a counter protest.

Students we spoke to had mixed reactions to the ban on camo clothes.

"I just think it is kind of dumb to because I don't think they should ban camo," student Avery Davis said. "I think they should like talk to the students about it, try to make them take down the picture and like talk to them about it."

Keith Bazille, meantime, said it just shows "even though Trump won how much racism is still in this district."
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