Students Sign Petition For Removal Of Thin Blue Line Mural in Taunton

TAUNTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A painting of a thin blue line police flag is being discussed in Taunton by students and staff at the high school.

The flag has become controversial, after it was flown during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville in 2017 and more recently, during the capitol riot in Washington DC.

The Taunton School District's Superintendent John Cabral said this will be a shared decision-making process.

Cabral said high school students and school resource officers will be working together to decide what to do about the thin blue line flag mural on the wall outside the SRO's office.

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Students and SRO's painted it together a couple of years ago, but recently, 100 students signed a petition calling for its removal.

Cabral adds students voiced their concerns during a meeting on the issue.

"There were different viewpoints, very consistent with what you're seeing be played out in society," said Cabral.

He adds it's great all the students had a chance to speak, and to be heard. 

Cabral also called the meeting very mindful and respectful of everyone's viewpoint.

WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports

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