Officials with South Carolina's Travelers Rest High School barred the American flag from being brought into a football game with Berea High School and confiscated at least one flag from a student. They said it was because in the past the flag had been used to taunt Berea's Hispanic students. But after local and national media picked up the story and after some students protested the following Monday, Principal Lou Lavely said that in the future American flags will be allowed into all events and any taunting or misuse of the flag will be dealt with on an individual basis.
The new framework aims to keep everyone learning at the same level for as long as possible.
"It feels like we've gone from tragedy to farce."
“Our only job today, is to give the law’s terms their ordinary meanings and, in that small way, ensure that the federal government does not exceed its statutory license.”