Student Suspended for Removing Mexican Flag

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    A student at Klein Collins High School in Texas observed upon his entering his school that there was a Mexican Flag hung from the balcony. After trying to find out to whom the flag belonged and after attempting to contact school officials several times, the student removed the flag. He then did a relatively rash, ignorant, and stupid act by throwing the flag in the trash instead of... lets say turning it into the lost and found. When school officials found out about the student's act, they suspended him for three days.

    Although this student did vandalize property and offend people, he did have solid reason for REMOVING the flag (again, he did not have reason for throwing it away). Klein Collins displays the traditional American Flag on a pole outside the school, but inside the school, the newly hung Mexican flag was higher than any U.S. flag in the hallway. This is a violation of the sanctity of the American flag (you know, those anti burning/desecrating/hanging-upside-down of the flag laws) where the U.S. flag has to be the most prominently displayed flag on any government property, such as schools.

    Article Klein Independent School district denies flag flap rumors | abc13.com
    Pic/article Texas Student Suspended *** Removed Mexican... | Gather

    What are your thoughts? Was the student right for removing the flag? Was he right for throwing it away? Was it okay to hang the Mexican flag where they did? Was the school right in suspending him for 3 days?
     
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    He deserves a medal.
     
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    I'm sure this kid knows anything about the rules and etiquette of flag flying

    Who cares, people are so pathetic
     
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    I dont think he should have thrown it away but suspending him was counter productive to teaching him and his fellow students.

    They should have made a lesson plan to educate all the students in how the flag should be displayed and why.
     
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    He's a member of the ROTC so yea I'm willing to bet he knows a hell of a lot more about flag etiquette than most kids his age. Speaking of pathetic, how've you been doing?
     
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    He threw the rag away because no one would man up and claim it.
     
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    This is a very logical idea.....and will be rejected out of hand by the demogogues.
     
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    How about including where? ;)
     
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    The Mexican flag should not be displayed in an American school to begin with.

    If it were displayed along the wall with numerous other small flags of different countries in a World History classroom, I would have no problem with it. The kids could learn to recognize flags of various countries and learn something about those countries and their people.

    Mostly what children are learning in school today is rubbish, many of them by unqualified teachers. Then you have those teachers who have worked their asses off from lower school through college and afterward and have a passion for teaching. Blessed is the child who has one of those teachers.
     
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    Way to encourage kids to study and do well in school.
     

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