While this has been resolved, the whole thing continues to disgust me.
13-year-old Cody Alicea rides with an American flag on the back of his bike. He says he does this to be patriotic and to honor veterans, like his own grandfather, Robert. He's had the flag on his bike for two months but Monday, was told to take it down.
You aren’t reading that wrong. Cody’s school - Denair Middle School in CA – told him that some students had complained about it so – that was that, it was no longer allowed on school property.
Cody’s grandfather stated that the school said it was concerned about racial tensions.
Over flying the flag of the country in which these students go to school. Please…
Attempts to get to the school’s website have so far been unsuccessful; as I would have expected. I hope the site is crashed for days with complaints about their decision to infringe upon Cody’s First Amendment right to freedom of speech.
In the meantime yet another educational institution shreds the Constitution on the altar of politically correct group think.
It is gratifying to know that reason finally prevailed:
Now, after a public outcry, the school has decided that the grand old flag can come back.
Superintendent Edward Parraz says the school was trying to avoid racial tensions that stemmed from a "little issue" that arose when Hispanic students brought Mexican flags to school on Cinco de Mayo.
Ridiculousness. The school further reports that they will now be focused on the students who complained.