Nicolet student disciplined after pulling out Confederate flag, referencing “white pride day”

June 2, 2016

nicolet-high-schoolA student was disciplined following an incident involving a Confederate flag that happened in a classroom on Wednesday, June 1st.

We’re told the student pulled the flag out of his pocket when he walked into the classroom, and the student then made references to “white pride day.”

A teacher took the flag away from the student, and worked to de-escalate the situation.

The student was disciplined, and an email was sent to parents of Nicolet students regarding this situation.

Dr. Robert Kobylski, Superintendent for the Nicolet School District, issued the following statement:

“On Wednesday, a student made a derogatory and offensive demonstration during an English class. This action disrupted the class and is in violation of district policy. We conducted an investigation that resulted in disciplinary action. Fostering an educational community based on tolerance and respect is of the utmost importance to the administration, faculty and staff at Nicolet. Appropriate personnel are available to assist students who wish to talk about the incident.”