Woodruff South Carolina – High School students attending Woodruff High school in Spartanburg county SC, had American flags confiscated from them on September 11th. According to local reports, the principal confiscated the flags, saying that it was against policy to “Draw attention to your vehicle.”
According to Channel 7
7 On Your Side was contacted by several upset parents who say Woodruff High School students were made to take down American flags from their vehicles on September 11.
Spartanburg District 4 Superintendent Rallie Liston said four students arrived at the school Thursday morning with U.S. flags propped up on poles in their pickup truck beds.
The school’s principal, Aaron Fulmer, confiscated the flags because he said it is against district policy to “draw attention” to one’s vehicle.
The flags were returned to the students at the end of the day.
The students were not punished.
Fulmer tells us officials are meeting with student council next week to look into a possible policy revision.
Parents have contacted us to let us know about a protest that is being planned in response to the flag removal. It is set for Monday morning.
A post on Facebook reads, “PLEASE COME OUT MONDAY MORNING AMD STAND UP FOR OUR STUDENTS RIGHTS AND OUR RIGHTS! 7:50 a.m. Sidewalk in front of high school. Bring an American flag with you!!”
It’s one thing to “bring attention to your vehicle”, but I believe these teenagers were showing their patriotism and love for their country by flying the American flag on 9-11. I for one, would have made an exception to policy. Seems some of the parents agree and are staging a protest on Monday at 0750 on the sidewalk in front of the school.
Students and parents turned out in force on Monday to protest. They showed up in trucks and on foot carrying Old Glory. I for one salute the parents and students for standing up for our flag! You guys have made my week, and we have your back!