Banning of American flag on school property should not be tolerated

Emily Brown, Copy editor

I’m proud to be an American.
I know, scandalous.
I try not to take my freedom for granted and I respect the men who serve our country.
It doesn’t matter if I support the current administration or not. It doesn’t matter if I am a Republican or Democrat.
America stands for something greater than politics.
Freedom, liberty and opportunity.
However, it seems like not everyone agrees with me.
Cody Alicea, a 13-year-old from California, used to ride to school with the American flag on the back of his bike. He was trying to be patriotic and honor veterans like his grandfather.
For two months, he rode to school with the symbol of his country on his bike.
But during Veterans week, Alicea was told by a Denair Middle School official, Edward Parraz, he would no longer be allowed to have the flag on school property.
Apparently, students had been complaining about the flag and the school feared racial tension would escalate between the Hispanic population and the other white students.They feared for Alicea’s immediate safety.
Students were actually threatening Alicea because he was showing his support for his country.
I find that unbelievable.
If you don’t want our liberty, our freedom and our opportunity, don’t bother hanging around here. We don’t really want downers like you either.
America will never be perfect. Not everyone will agree on every law enacted.
But our flag will always stand for something great. Everyone has the right to wave it proudly.