Caldwell received an overwhelming amount of support from both students, faculty, and Provost as well.

“As superintendent, I wholeheartedly support Principal Caldwell’s work to interrupt the racism inherent in displays of the Confederate flag,” Provost said in a statement. “With a teacher’s heart, he has approached this issue with empathy, respect, and love for his students. He has sought to build a school culture where community and dialogue can flourish.”