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    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.
    The teen's mother said she hopes to talk to the school principal to work something out.
    Outside of the school, a large U.S. flag flies from atop a flagpole.

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    This country is pussified.

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    I don't give a fuck about flags, but that that shit is retarded and illegal. You can't tell anyone that they can't display a county's flag. Typical educators! There are so many people in academia that are brain dead. It is no surprise that education in America is suffering the way it is.

    On a related thought, this is kinda funny. I like seeing American flag wavers being told that they can't display theirs for once. It started with bigots being banned from displaying the confederate flag, and then later more bigots being upset that Mexicans wanted to display their flag. Things always seem come full circle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee View Post
    This country is pussified.
    What a joke...so glad I don't live in Denair, CA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee View Post
    This country is pussified.
    we knew that when they started banning dodge ball, pathetic state we are in.
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    Flag wavers are annoying but this is wrong.

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    Well, it might be offensive to undocumented immigrants. I wonder what the odds are that the same principal would tell a Mexican kid that he couldn't have the Mex flag on his bike. To date, I've never heard of it happening. Maybe this kid should get in touch with the local ACLU chapter for help. lol

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    I'm glad that school's biggest problem is someone wanting to display a flag.
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    Makes no sense. None, what so ever; as he lives in the state of CA.
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    No, it makes sense.

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    The vast majority of 9/11 observances in this country cannot be seen as politically neutral events. Implicit in their nature are the notions that lives lost at the World Trade Center are more valuable than lives lost in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine and elsewhere; that the motives of the 9/11 attackers had nothing to do with genuine grievances in the Islamic world regarding American imperialism; and that the U.S. has been justified in the subsequent killing of hundreds of thousands in so-called retaliation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GearsMcGilf View Post
    Well, it might be offensive to undocumented immigrants. I wonder what the odds are that the same principal would tell a Mexican kid that he couldn't have the Mex flag on his bike. To date, I've never heard of it happening. Maybe this kid should get in touch with the local ACLU chapter for help. lol
    this was the same school that let the mexican on 5 of may to fly the mex flag and eat tacos
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    Quote Originally Posted by vortrit View Post
    I'm glad that school's biggest problem is someone wanting to display a flag.
    That's the problem with school administrators. Most of them can't solve any real problems so they spend their days looking for stupid shit like this to do so they feel like they are doing something. Sometimes working as a teacher feels like I'm working for the enemy.

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    Well I dont have any kids but if I did I would pull them out of that school right away and send them some where they can fly the AMERICAN FLAG ! I would hate to send my children to a shool where they teach my children that they cant even fly their own flag. In their own country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardCharger_84 View Post
    Well I dont have any kids but if I did I would pull them out of that school right away and send them some where they can fly the AMERICAN FLAG ! I would hate to send my children to a shool where they teach my children that they cant even fly their own flag. In their own country.
    I thought that was the funniest (or saddest) part of the whole article. The school has a flagpole with the U.S. flag right in front of the school. The stupidity just boggles the mind. The school has a flag prominently displayed, but the individual students can't display their own on a bicycle? Unbelievable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDR View Post
    That's the problem with school administrators. Most of them can't solve any real problems so they spend their days looking for stupid shit like this to do so they feel like they are doing something. Sometimes working as a teacher feels like I'm working for the enemy.
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