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South Carolina High School Removes ‘Offensive’ American & POW/MIA Flags From Student’s Truck

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South Carolina High School Removes ‘Offensive’ American And POW/MIA Flags From Student’s Truck…

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wistv.com – Columbia, South Carolina

Via WISTV

A high school in York County has spoken out after students protested Thursday morning when a senior said he was asked to remove an American flag from his pick-up truck.

 

Thursday morning, several students, parents, and veterans protested the incident, many setting up across from school grounds waving flags.

 

“When I hear that you can’t fly the American flag it makes my blood run red, and my blood is red,” said Vietnam Veteran Michael Douglas

 

Just before noon Thursday, officials at York Comprehensive High School said Peyton Robinson and other students could keep the U.S. flag on his vehicle as long as no driving hazard exists.

 

Parents who were part of the demonstration called the decision a win.

 

“We’re just glad we got this victory today, and it just proves if you stand up for your country, you stand up for what you believe in, things get changed,” said James Crump.

 

“Due to the outstanding display of patriotism through peaceful demonstration, it is apparent to us that many are not happy about this policy,” the school district posted on its website. “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.”[…]

 

Initially, school district officials told students 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.

 

“Just proud to be an American,” the 18-year-old Robinson told WBTV Wednesday night. Robinson said a 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, was upset because he didn’t see the problem.

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