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Friday, September 8, 2017

American Flags Banned By School

Students respond to the flag being banned

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An agreement is set between ROCORI administrators and students over the school’s controversial policy that would prevent them from displaying flags in the parking lot.

The policy was revealed to students this week as they returned to class for the new school year, and came after a handful of students displayed Confederate flags on their cars in the school parking lot.

“We wouldn’t care if they didn’t allow Confederate flags,” ROCORI senior Chase Klein said. “That would be fine with us, so long as we can still fly the American flag.”

According to the text of the parking permit application, “students are not allowed to display flags or banners from their vehicles while parked in the ROCORI school parking lot.”

Furthermore, the school says that “any violations of these procedures can and may be given a ticket or towed away at the expense of the owner.”

On Wednesday, a number of pickup trucks at the Cold Spring school arrived with American flags prominently displayed.

On Wednesday afternoon, school administrators agreed to let students fly only an American flag, with all other flags still prohibited. 

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Strange divide between freedom of expression , and administrative powers .
It looks censorship , if "well intended".