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05-18-2015, 09:51 PM #1
SC teen told by high school to remove US and POW flag from truck
In Peyton Robinson's eyes, the American flag should be displayed. But at his South Carolina high school, the senior ran into a problem, CBS affiliate WBTV reports.
"Just proud to be an American citizen," the 18-year-old told WBTV. Robinson said a York Comprehensive High School administrator told him remove the American flag and the POW-MIA flag, which he has in the back of his truck.
"He said, 'We're having some issues. Some people were complaining about the flags in your truck, possibly offend them.' He asked me to take it down," Robinson said.
The high school senior, who has several family members who served in the armed forces, is upset because he doesn't see the problem.
School district officials told WBTV that students were told they couldn't have any physical flags on their cars because of safety. Administrators said it was a pre-existing policy that was announced again Wednesday.
Robinson said, "I don't see a safety issue. I mean I understand it's a big flag - it's 4 by 6 - but nobody's complained about it being in their way or anything."
According to Robinson, a school administrator told him to remove the flags when he got home and not come back to school with them. But the 18-year-old said before the school day was over on Wednesday a school official went to Robinson's parked truck, removed the bolts that secured the flags to the truck, took the flags down, and "laid my flags down in the middle of my truck when I wasn't even there."
05-19-2015, 08:14 AM #2
Saw this last week on The Blaze. Love this story.
"Amidst the uncertainties of war, every soldier is entitled to one certainty...that he will not be forgotten.
Poor is the nation that has no heroes, shameful is the one that, having them...forgets."