School Official Tells Student He Can’t Fly U.S. Flag On His Truck
An 18-year-old senior at York Comprehensive High School of South Caroline was told he wasn't allowed to fly his American flag and POW-MIA flag in the bed of his pickup truck.
According to The Blaze, school administrators told Peyton Robinson that the flags could “possibly” be offensive, and told him to take them down before coming back to school. Guess what, he didn't.
At some point Wednesday, a school official unscrewed the bolts securing the flags to his truck and laid them in the bed “when I wasn’t even there.” By the end of the school day, officials announced that flags such as Robinson’s are safety concerns. Superintendent Vernon Prosser told WSOC-TV the fear is that they could block the view of other drivers and cause a wreck."
Robinson did what any 18 year old would have, hit his Facebook page and let everybody know what was happening. Fellow students quickly joined in and drove back to school that night with flags flying from their vehicles. More than 70 trucks and cars pulled into the school parking lot waving the flag proud. Even a group of veterans saluted students at the school’s entrance.