PARKER, Colo. — A prom photo featuring a group of Colorado students is stirring up controversy among some.
A picture of students, from Chaparral High School in Denver, posing with guns and the Confederate flag is grabbing attention.
While the teens have done nothing illegal, some students and parents are questioning their logic.
“When he got out there he was surprised that guns were brought out and the Confederate flag was brought out,” said a mother of one of the students in the picture, who spoke to KDVR-TV on the condition of anonymity. “There were other parents there fully supporting it and taking pictures.”
The student’s mom says she doesn’t condone the behavior and that her son made a mistake. She says the picture was taken at a home, not school property.
“I think in their immaturity they kind of think it is a cowboy thing, but to have parents feed into it and support it is really upsetting to me,” she said.
The Confederate flag has different meanings for many people.