MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho - School administrators in southwest Idaho say a mural has to go because its location on a parking spot in a school parking lot violates policies.
But students say the real problem is the content of the art that's a portrait of a black woman with a "Black Lives Matter" caption. About 100 students this week have taken part in a silent protest at the mural at Mountain Home High School.
On Wednesday students continued their protest while counter-protesters waived Confederate flags across the street.
The mural is one of several that are part of a fundraiser for homecoming with students buying parking spots to paint pre-approved murals.
Mountain Home School District Superintendent James Gilbert says the mural's message isn't a problem but a school principal erred in approving the use of the parking lot.
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