A student at a southwest Florida high school was charged with felony battery after an altercation with another student who had a Confederate flag on his car.
Collier County Sheriff's deputies responded to Lely High School Friday to a complaint that one student tried to pull another student out of the car.
Eighteen-year-old Alfredo David was arrested at the scene, allegedly for punching the student in the chest through an open window and trying to him from his car, according to Collier County Sheriff’s deputies.
The alleged victim, who was not identified, said David argued with him and taunted him over the flag.
Many people see the Confederate flag as a symbol of hate, while others contend that it is merely a display of proud southern heritage. The KKK and other White-supremacist groups traditionally fly the Confederate “bars and stars” at rallies and other events.