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11-13-10, 10:47 PM #1
School Forces Boy To Take Flag Off Bike Officials Seek To Avoid Tension On Campus
DENAIR, Calif. -- A Stanislaus County school is forcing a student to take an American flag off of his bike.
Thirteen-year-old Cody Alicea put the flag there as a show of support for the veterans in his family.
But officials at Denair Middle School told him he couldn't fly it. He said he was told some students had complained.
So now the eighth-grader folds up the flag and puts it in his backpack while he is in class.
His father, Robert Kisner, said his son should not have to put the flag away.
"He's got that flag on his bike because he's proud of where he comes from," Kisner said.
But the superintendent said he's trying to avoid tension on campus.
"(The) First Amendment is important," Superintendent Edward Parraz said. "We want the kids to respect it, understand it, and with that comes a responsiblity."
Parraz said the campus has recently experienced some racial tension. He said some students got out of hand on Cinco de Mayo.
"Our Hispanic, you know, kids will, you know, bring their Mexican flags and they'll display it, and then of course the kids would do the American flag situation, and it does cause kind of a racial tension which we don't really want," Parraz said. "We want them to appreciate the cultures."
Parraz said if a disruption arises over a flag, they want it to be taken down to protect the safety of all students.
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11-13-10, 11:12 PM #2
Saw earlier today on CNN (or maybe it was Fox), that they backed down after enough folks raised enough hell about it.
Still a bunch of azzhats though.
Of course, this IS the Republik of Kalifornia.
Sure is a lot different now from when I lived out there in the 60's. I really feel for the folks who live in that state now.
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11-14-10, 04:44 PM #3
Sorry, California.....I'll fly my flag any f--king where I want...and you can kiss my a-- if you don't like it.
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11-14-10, 05:24 PM #4
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Yea pretty ridiculous. This location is right outside of closed Castle AFB and isn't too far from Beale AFB.
I am on a USAF pilot/aircrew forum and they are going to send the kid some patches and take an American flag up (waaaaay up) in a U-2 and send it the kid.
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11-14-10, 08:46 PM #6
Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:
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11-16-10, 01:16 AM #7
Many Rally To Support Boy's Flag Display - Local News - Monterey, CA - msnbc.com
Kid had a nice escort this morning to school.
Bikers AND a military flyoverA monday morning lunatic, disturbed from time to time. Temporary catatonic madman on occasion..
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Apparently the U-2 got scrubbed and they used an RQ-4.
Quote: "After an 8 hour MX delay, followed by a forecast for trace icing (which delayed it another 2 hours), an RQ-4 was finally able to do the flyover. Unforunately, it was unable to carry the flag, due to its limited payload capability "
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