Morgan Hill superintendent’s statement on the Flag Four

Straight from the horse’s mouth:

Good evening. This is Dr. Wesley Smith, Superintendent of the Morgan Hill Unified School District.

The Morgan Hill Unified School District does not prohibit nor do we discourage wearing patriotic clothing. The incident on May 5 at Live Oak High School is extremely unfortunate. While campus safety is our primary concern and administrators made decisions yesterday in an attempt to ensure campus safety, students should not, and will not, be disciplined for wearing patriotic clothing. This situation and our response are under review.

We know that this is an emotionally charged topic. We would ask you to encourage your students to be safe and focus on their academics while in school. If conversations and/or activities are necessary to express their feelings on this issue, we will find appropriate venues that do not disturb student learning or jeopardize the safety of our students. Furthermore, we encourage everyone to demonstrate respect for each other, open communication, and responsibility.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

in other words, the assistant principal who caused this mess just got pitched under the bus, and Dr. Smith would really appreciate it if all y’all stayed in school instead of going downtown chanting “We want respect!” while offering none to your adopted nation.

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4 responses to “Morgan Hill superintendent’s statement on the Flag Four

  1. Narkor

    They should have been sent home for the following:
    The U.S. Flag Code, section 4-(d) states: “The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery….”

  2. Take a look at the clothes the kids were wearing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ib5FlgdwKs&feature=player_embedded) and you’ll see that none of them were actually wearing a flag. Nice try, though.

  3. Narkor

    What country’s flag was that then? Albania?

  4. It was clothing depicting the American flag, not the flag itself. The Flag Code prohibits wearing an actual flag (say, as a cape), not depictions. Trust me; I’m a Boy Scout and VFW member :)