Students hold sit in after an administrator allegedly confiscated a Black Lives Matter shirt.

On Friday, a massive group of students at North Springs High School in Sandy Springs, Georgia, staged a sit-in in the school’s main hall.

According to multiple Twitter users, and confirmed by the three seniors who planned the sit-in — Grant Showell, Nema Zayed and Sahkiya Olatunji — the peaceful protest was organized in under an hour in response to a white administrator confiscating Black Lives Matter shirts and calling the movement a “terrorist organization." But the school administration tried to excuse the apparent incident with a completely different story.

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