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TEXARKANA, AR (KSLA) -

School officials at one ArkLaTex high school put an end to a mini-protest of sorts on Monday, after a student was asked to remove a pink bandana he had worn, reportedly in memory of his mother.

This past Friday was Texarkana's "Pink Out" day, honoring breast cancer survivors. The Arkansas High School student was asked to remove the bandana. On Monday, other students apparently decided to protest the school's decision by wearing pink bandanas to class. Those students were given the option of removing the bandanas or going home.

Superintendent Russell Sapaugh says bandanas of any kind and color are prohibited under the district dress code, with no exceptions. "We provide every opportunity for people to show support for those people who are survivors, and those people who are not survivors of breast cancer. It's just that we need to do it in those criteria that we designed for it."

Sapaugh did not say if any students were sent home on Monday, but those seen going in to the principal's office with bandanas left without them showing.

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