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PC madness — no US flags allowed in school on 9/11

Posted by mesablue on September 12, 2007

A student at a North Carolina high school wanted to wear a shirt with a US flag on 9/11. Good for her. Just one problem — the school wouldn’t let her.

Flag Ban At High School Lifted

SAMPSON COUNTY, N.C. – Officials at Hobbton High School have lifted their previous ban on flags.

After the numerous reactions recieved Superintendent Dr. L. Stewart Hobbs, Jr. tells NBC17 they have lifted the ban on all flags and “from this point on, all dress code chages will be made at the school board level.”

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.

Emphasis mine.

Mind numbing.

via LGF


7 Responses to “PC madness — no US flags allowed in school on 9/11”

  1. Stef said

    I figure that if you live in the USA, you should be able to wear a shirt with the American Flag on it, ESPECIALLY on September 11th.

    Isn’t that a free speech issue?

    I can understand the ban, but c’mon… one freakin’ day to wear the country’s flag on your shirt is not asking too much. Apparently at this school, it was asking too much.

    Some people are going to try and moral-ize us back into the stone age with thinking like that.

    And that’s my US $0.02

  2. That story made my head explode. What is wrong with those people?

  3. damewiggy said

    Mind numbing, mind blowing, you name it — outrageous.

  4. nicedeb said

    Damn commies.

  5. nicedeb said

    Hey Mesa, have you heard about the Lebanese medical student running around Dearborn in Camouflage, with an AK-47?


  6. mesablue said

    No, and after searching for it, there was not much coverage of it locally. Weird.

  7. nicedeb said

    Drew did a post about it at AOSHQ.


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