Students placed American flags on cars after administrator orders to remove them

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Schools have dress codes, codes of conduct and other rules that guide students’ conduct, apparel, language and behavior while in those hallowed halls and confining walls.

However, when a teacher at Franklin County High School in Virginia sought to enforce a rule, the students’ response was amazing.

Three students were informed that they could no longer fly the American flag on their trucks because it was considered to be “offensive” and “disruptive.” One of the teen’s moms was shocked!

“My son called me from school saying that he saw an administrator around his truck and is now being called to the office.” said one mom.

Other kids were just as astonished when they learned what was going on. After all, they were Americans, and the flag was a patriotic way for them to express their love for their homeland.

So the next day, a group of classmates rallied behind the three troubled students. On their way to school, they formed a caravan of automobiles, all flying the American flag, and drove through town together..

Franklin County High School isn’t the first public school that has attempted to prohibit the use of the flag. After students flew the Confederate flag on their vehicles parked at Rocori High School in Minnesota, administrators instituted a flag display restriction. The flags, according to school administrators, were inappropriate and prompted worry among other pupils.

The following day, high school students demonstrated against the ban. In the school parking lot, around 25 automobiles with American flags were parked. By the end of the day, student leaders and school officials had reached an agreement that an all-encompassing ban would not be enacted, and that objectionable flags or banners would be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

Students at Mount Zion High School in Georgia stood behind a classmate who was told he couldn’t display the American flag on his truck while at school. The classmate took to social media to share his surprise.

“I find it disturbing that when my mom picks me up from school in my truck flying an American flag, a staff member comes outside and tells me that we are not allowed to fly it in the school’s parking lot. It’s not right. This is what we live for. This is what our soldiers are fighting for, things like this.”

Students couldn’t understand how the school could fly the American flag out front in the schoolyard but they couldn’t display one on their vehicles.

Watch the video below and see how the students united together to protest being prohibited from flying the American flag on their vehicles while at school. What do you think about these types of bans?

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