• School Bans American Flag, Student Shows Up With Squad of Veterans

    A South Carolina high school senior ran into a problem when a school administrator told him to remove the American flag and the POW-MIA flag from his truck on Wednesday.

    “He said, ‘We’re having some issues. Some people were complaining about the flags in your truck, [they] possibly offend them.’ He asked me to take it down,” the student Peyton Robinson said.

    The administrator told him to remove the flags when he got home and not come back to school with them, but one of the school officials allegedly went out and removed the flags himself while the Robinson was still in class.

    Robinson “has several family members who served in the armed forces” and was angered over the incident.

    “Just proud to be an American,” Robinson said. “I’d understand if it was a Confederate flag or something that might offend somebody, I wouldn’t do that. But an American flag—that’s our country’s flag—I have every right to do it.”

    Robinson complained about the incident on Facebook and the next day parents, fellow students and veterans rallied outside the school, flying their own flags in outrage.

    York Comprehensive administrators subsequently announced that Robinson can fly his flags if he so chooses and the school district posted the following announcement on its website:

    Due to the outstanding display of patriotism through peaceful demonstration, it is apparent to us that many are not happy about this policy. School officials have reviewed the standing policy regarding flags and have decided that an exception will be made for the American flag, as long as the size of the flag(s) does not create a driving hazard.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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