Court sides with school over 'Cinco' shirts

November 10, 2011 12:37:09 PM PST
A federal court has sided with Morgan Hill's Live Oak High School in a legal battle over banning students from wearing American flag t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.

The controversy erupted after four boys were sent home for refusing to turn their American flag shirts inside out or change them during a Cinco de Mayo celebration last year.

School administrators say they feared the shirts would incite violence and were worn specifically to provoke Hispanic students.

The boys' parents filed the civil suit, claiming administrators violated their sons' First Amendment rights.