School Backs Down On American Flag Clothing
September 13, 2007, 10:07 PM
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If you read yesterday's item, High School Bans American Flag In Order To Be Neutral, then you'll be happy to know that they've backed down, and they said why they had the original ban:"According to Hobbs, the policy all stems from information from law enforcement of gangs wearing foreign flags as gang symbols and the board does have a policy to prevent gang signs in schools."

While we weren't the only one bringing this to the attention of the public, part of our service here at VDARE.com is to provide you with email addresses for the educrats in question. (Wesley Johnson, Principal,[Send him mail] and Dr. L. Stewart Hobbs, Jr.[Send him mail] )I hope readers who saw last night's item did send mail to the school board.

And here's today's still unanswered question—which flags are being used as gang colors? The Mexican flag? The Salvadoran flag? Probably not the Australian flag. The next question is—when they say they'll allow flags, do they mean all flags?

School Rescinds Ban On Flag Clothing Wednesday, Sep 12, 2007 - 05:59 PM Updated: 06:43 AM

SAMPSON COUNTY, N.C – A North Carolina High School that came under national attention over their rule that prohibited students from wearing items with the American flag, or any flag from other countries, has lifted the ban.

Superintendent Dr. L. Stewart Hobbs, Jr said they have lifted the ban on flags and �from this point on, all dress code changes will be made at the school board level.� Hobbs said the county has a dress code policy in place and says individual school dress codes are not allowed. He adds that principals cannot make a policy that exceeds the board policy, "The principal acted in good faith and said no flags." According to Hobbs, the policy all stems from information from law enforcement of gangs wearing foreign flags as gang symbols and the board does have a policy to prevent gang signs in schools. He said they are just as patriotic as other Americans flying the flag over the school, saying the pledge and have planned to have Constitution day at the school next week.

Under the previous rule, students at Hobbton High School were not allowed to wear items with flags, from any country, including the United States. The board will be meeting with school attorneys to look into the issue further.