School bans American flag from football game, fears offending hispanics

And here is their contact info

Lou Lavely
Principal
(864)355-0010
llavely@greenville.k12.sc.us

Josh Kay
Asst. Principal (Sr., Jr. L-Z)
(864)355-0011
jbkay@greenville.k12.sc.us

Paige Baker
Asst. Principal (Fr.)
(864)355-0012
plbaker@greenville.k12.sc.us

And this from the comments:

“This is outrageous. Principal Laverly should be fired immediately. Fax your letters to Greenville County School District Superintendent Dr. Royster 864 355 8867, SC State Sup of Education Molly Spearman 803 734 3389 and letters to editor at Greenville News, Bill Fox, 864 298 4395. All citizens have the right to display the American Flag anywhere at anytime. We fought for this flag and no piss ant principal is going to take away our rights! At ALL TRHS events bring your American Flag to defy this two-bit hack.”

“TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – School officials’ decision to ban students from displaying the American Flag at a recent football game is creating controversy in a South Carolina school district.

On Friday, Travelers Rest High School principal Lou Lavely banned students from carrying American flags into a football game against Berega High School, because a lot of students at Berega are Hispanic. Lavely contends the American flag could have been used to taunt those students, WNCN reports.

“Some events at last evening’s football game have resulted in concerns being raised in our community. I am writing to assure that any decisions made regarding American flags being permitted into the game were made in the best interests of all attending the game and in the spirit of patriotism and respect for our flag,” Lavely wrote in response to Facebook backlash about the ban, which turned away several students who came to the game with American flags.

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“Any decision to not allow the American flag to be used in an improper ‘taunting,’ unsportsmanlike manner is first and foremost in the interests of promoting the safety and well-being of all in attendance at school events. This decision would be made anytime that the American flag, or any other symbol, sign, cheer, or action on the part of our fans would potentially compromise the safety of all in attendance at a school event.”

Lavely’s prepared statement assured community members that officials “have the utmost respect for our flag and strive to display the highest levels of patriotism,” and the school supports veterans, but the potential for taunting was too much to allow the American flag inside of the stadium.

The principal’s comments came in response to a picture of one attendee with a large American flag speaking with a local police officer at the gate, and a message about school officials censoring the stars and bars.”

http://eagnews.org/sc-school-bans-american-flag-from-football-games/

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