These antigay stickers are flooding a Southern California high school

Students were wearing these antigay stickers with pride and steely resolve. Derek de Koff

INDIO, Calif. — Administrators say students at a Southern California high school have the right to wear antigay stickers on their school ID badges, just as other students have the right to wear stickers supporting gay rights.

Shadow Hills High School administrators in Indio emailed The Desert Sun newspaper saying both protests were OK, as long as they didn’t escalate.

The antigay stickers, a small rainbow inside a circle with a line through it, showed up about two weeks ago.

The administrators warned that students aren’t free to interrupt class to express their beliefs, because students have a right to be educated without fear.

One teacher says some students and staff object because they feel the gay and lesbian community has been targeted.

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