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Mississippi State takes down state flag

STARKVILLE, Miss.- Mississippi State University has removed the state flag from campus. 

A photo was released of an American flag replacing the state flag in the Drill Field on campus by the schools paper, The Reflector.

According the the publication students and faculty have been calling for a change in the flying of the controversial flag since 2001. The Student Association Senate and Faculty Senate both called for the change.

More attention was on the flag after the Charleston church shooting in 2015, and the Mississippi Legislative session where a bill to remove the flag was up for debate.

Back in November of 2015 President of the University Mark Keenum said the school will not remove the flag.

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