Thursday, September 13, 2007

Flag Ban

...And in the South no less.

"...On the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, students at one high school were not allowed to wear clothes with an American flag.

Under a new school rule, students at Hobbton High School are not allowed to wear items with flags, from any country, including the United States.

The new rule stems from a controversy over students wearing shirts bearing flags of other countries.

Gayle Langston said her daughter, Jessica, was told to remove her Stars and Stripes t-shirt.

“Today she wanted to wear her shirt, and I had to tell her no,” said Langston. “She didn't like it at all because I knew it would get her in trouble. Of all days, 9/11, she could not wear her American Flag shirt.”

The superintendent of schools in Sampson County calls the situation unfortunate, but says educators didn’t want to be forced to pick and choose which flags should be permissible..." (source)

I wonder what flags were causing the disruption? Hamas? Hezbollah? Even so who cares... Let the kid wear the shirt and have the football team "talk to him" off school grounds... That's how it used to be done anyway ;)

It seems for now, due to a huge outcry after the story ran, the ban at Hobbton High School in North Carolina has been lifted. I still want to know what prompted it to begin with. Keffiyehs for everyone!

(H/T: Stop the ACLU)

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