In response to a group of students flying the American flag on their vehicles, a school administrator told them that they could no longer display the symbol because it’s “offensive” and “disruptive.” However, the clever young men came up with a plan that had their principal quickly apologizing.
When a group of Franklin County High School students got into trouble for flying the American flag from their vehicles, they thought they were going to have a difficult battle with Virginia school officials. Incredibly, it only took a simple yet bold move to remind administrators that they had overstepped their authority.
Despite what you may have heard, students don’t have to check their constitutional rights at the door of the public school. In fact, many young people don’t even realize that the school’s power ends where their rights begin.
After proudly displaying our country’s flag, a group of male students at Franklin County High School in Virginia was shocked to learn that their decor had caused an issue. The boys, who remain unnamed, were surprised to see a faculty member snooping around one of their friends’ trucks in the school parking lot.
According to BTW21, the boys saw the school official recording the vehicle’s information in order to inform the driver that they had a small problem with their truck. It was only after the student was called into the main office that they realized what was causing the disturbance.
The student’s mother, who wishes to remain anonymous, told the news outlet that her son and his two friends were prohibited from flying the American flag on the back of their vehicles. The mother claims that a school administrator chastised the boys for flying the “offensive” and disruptive” symbol, which could cause distress to other students.
“My son called me from school saying that he saw an administrator around his truck and is now being called to the office,” she said.
As such, the students were sent away and told not to return with the American flag in sight. However, the school administrator would soon discover that they were messing with intelligent young men who know their constitutional rights.