SC high school students forced to remove US flags on Sept. 11 anniversary

SC high school students forced to remove US flags on Sept. 11 anniversary (Image 1)

Several upset parents say Woodruff High School students were made to remove American flags from their vehicles on September 11.

Spartanburg District 4 Superintendent Rallie Liston said four students arrived at the school Thursday morning with U.S. flags propped up on poles in their pickup truck beds, WSPA-TV reported.

The school’s principal, Aaron Fulmer, confiscated the flags because he said it is against district policy to “draw attention” to one’s vehicle.

The flags were returned to the students at the end of the day. 

The students were not punished.

Fulmer said that officials are meeting with the student council next week to look into a possible policy revision.

Parents have contacted WSPA about a protest that is being planned in response to the flag removal.  It is set for Monday morning.

A post on Facebook reads:
“PLEASE COME OUT MONDAY MORNING AND STAND UP FOR OUR STUDENTS RIGHTS AND OUR RIGHTS! 7:50 a.m. Sidewalk in front of high school. Bring an American flag with you!!”

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