No students were disciplined, according to officials.
A small protest in which some students were encouraged to dress in all black at Flagler Palm Coast High School this morning, on Sept. 30, grew larger than might have been expected but ended peacefully, according to a Flagler Schools spokesman.
Jason Wheeler, information specialist for Flagler Schools, said the protest occurred in the courtyard of the school.
“School officials became aware of it, and they broke everything up, and everybody went to their classes without incident,” he said.
A video posted by a student showed several people with signs walking down the hallways in FPC, chanting, “Black lives matter!” Some of the girls who were protesting also appeared had big smiles and laughed toward the end of the video.
The students who started the protest were later spoken to by officials and, according to Wheeler, “We made it a learning experience about the right way to be socially conscious.”
Nobody was disciplined in any way, he said.
Jim Troiano, spokesman for the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, said the agency had also been contacted, but there was no threat of violence, and it was considered a school-based issue that was being handled at school.
Wheeler added: “We understand there are social undertones around this country, and we haven’t put a damper on their thoughts or their beliefs, it’s just that there’s a proper way to express their beliefs.”