Teacher Sacked For Stomping On American Flag In Front Of Class
Via Daily Caller:
You don’t tug on Superman’s cape. You don’t spit into the wind. You don’t pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger. And, as yet another taxpayer-funded English teacher has now learned, it’s generally good advice to avoid stomping on the American flag in public schools.
The teacher this time is Jordan Parmenter. Until the other day, he had been an employee of the school district in Martinsville, Ill., a tiny rural town (pop. 1,167).
On Thursday, the Martinsville school board voted 6-0 to sack Parmenter, reports the Journal Gazette & Times-Courier, a local newspaper.
The school board had previously placed Parmenter on administrative leave after he stomped on a U.S. flag in class during a May 15 incident at the Martinsville Junior-Senior High School.
Students say he was using the American flag as a pointer. When a student suggested that this use of Old Glory could be viewed as disrespectful, Parmenter got really mad, students said. He dropped the flag on the floor and intentionally stepped right on it.