Kids sent home for wearing American Flag T-shirts
Five students at a California high school were sent home for refusing to remove or turn inside out their T-shirts depicting the American flag. WTF? (story here)
Four Live Oak High School students’ First Amendment rights were challenged Wednesday morning when they were asked to leave school because they donned American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. Officials at the school chose not to comment on the situation, but one student said an official called the T-shirts “incendiary.”
“They said we were starting a fight, we were fuel to the fire,” said sophomore Matt Dariano.
The Morgan Hill Unified School District issued this statement: “In an attempt to foster a spirit of cultural awareness and maintain a safe and supportive school environment, the Live Oak High School administration took certain actions earlier today. The district does not concur with the Live Oak High School administration’s interpretation of either board or district policy related to these actions.”
Hmmm. What culture are we supposed to be aware of here? Does America not have a culture? Our flag is somehow incendiary? WTF???