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Superintendent: flag is not banned

An American flag affixed to a student's vehicle has not been banned from the local high school campus, superintendent Aaron Rosander said on Sept. 12.

The unnamed student was apparently driving the flag around the parking lot to show patriotic spirit on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

A school administrator asked the student not to drive back and forth in the campus parking lot for safety reasons, Rosander explained.

"It's an outstanding student," Rosander told the GAZETTE. "Who the assistant principal asked not to drive back and forth in the parking lot. Somehow, that got construed to mean the school asked a student not to fly an American flag. 

"That is absolutely not the case," Rosander added.

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Welcome to Mariposa...The

Welcome to Mariposa...The land of the free...and the home of the rumor mill...

To Anonymous I like the idea

To Anonymous I like the idea about getting the facts right so we don't spread rumors. Someone said the student was told to remove the flag from his vehicle and that never happened according to school administrators. I really think you should get your facts correct and I quote from the above article "A school administrator asked the student not to drive back and forth in the campus parking lot for safety reasons, Rosander explained." No where does it say anything about reckless driving. He was thinking of the SAFETY of the other students in the parking lot. So as Joe Friday would say " Just the facts ma'am " and everyone will have the correct information.

it's amazing how fast a rumor

it's amazing how fast a rumor can get tossed around. the kid was told not to drive recklessly and somehow, someone thought that the school official said "take it off". the taking down of the flag had nothing to do with what the school official said. so these rumors need to stop and let the kid show his patriotism. so what if he was driving reckless, he was showing his pride to the United States of America.

Just an FYI: It is against

Just an FYI: It is against flag code to alter the US flag in such a manor.Section 8g of the Flag Code reads, "The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature." While the code is just advisory in nature, a lot of veterans and citizens find it extremely disrespectful to not treat the flag according to the code.

i dont know who the driver is

i dont know who the driver is but i love you kid.im so proud someone was willing to fly the american flag in the face of adversity.

Amen!

Amen!

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