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Signs posted by Junior Republican Committee spark controversy



Signs posted by the Junior Republican Committee of Burlington High School (BHS) today sparked controversy amongst students and members of the greater community. The sign pictured below was approved by principal Tracy Racicot and hung around the school by the Junior Republican Committee.

Sign posted by the Junior Republicans Committee

A group of BHS students traveled to Montpelier this morning to witness the raising of a Black Lives Matter flag. When they returned, this group and other BHS students responded to the original sign by creating and posting this sign (click here to see sign). Racicot also approved this sign.

The signs have set off a wave of protests on social media and fueled a debate on free speech in public schools on the Facebook forum, “Support Our Burlington Schools”.

Racicot could not be reached for comment at this time.

This post will be updated.

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Emma Chaffee, a BHS senior, is the Editor-in-Chief of the BHS Register. In her free time, she enjoys participating in Very Merry Theatre productions, singing, and social justice work.


  1. The student response sign was just changed to the Jr GOP sign- can you please repost the actual response sign


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