Mass School Tells Child to Take Down Drawing of American Flag So It Wouldn’t “Offend” Other Students…
Liberal academia starts the brainwashing early.
ORANGE, Mass. (WWLP) – A civil rights controversy is brewing at an elementary school in the Town of Orange, and it all surrounds an 11 year-old’s drawing of the American Flag.
The family of Frankie Girard is claiming that their son’s civil rights were violated after a teacher allegedly told him that hanging his picture of the American flag would offend another student.
The Butterfield Elementary School is at the center of controversy for the incident on Monday. According to Frankie Girard’s father, John, the boy was in art class drawing a picture.
“He was denied hanging the flag up. And, he asked if he could just even hang it on his desk, and he was told no. He could take the picture that he drew and take it home and be proud of it there,” Girard said.
So, that is where it is, among the hundreds of other family pictures and military honors that adorn the walls of the Girard family home.
According to his father, the teacher told Frankie that his drawing of the American Flag would offend one of his classmates. “We’re allowing him to display his civil rights and be proud of who he is, but we’re denying Franklin those same rights,” Girard said.
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This is the facts as written by Franklen’s Father, John Girard…
by I Support Frankie Girard, and The US FLAG on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 10:28am
Franklen and the Flag
This started when a boy in my sons class refused to say the pledge of allegience. My son didn’t understand why and questioned him about it. Well this led to my son being punched in the face. That was about a week ago. This past Monday my son drew a flag to honor his siblings and another family member in support of their service. Please note that this a major topic in my household. He was refused to display this flag as the school determined it would be offensive to the other student. Their response was “You can hang it at home and be proud of it there.” I took issue with their comments and spoke to the principal about it. We ended the conversation with then understanding that I was very displeased with their decision. About an hour later I got a phone call from the school where they were accusing my son of stealing a book from the school. It was a book my wife had purchased for him last month in a store in Athol. The school has several copies of the book also. There is one difference. Their copies are stamped with a school stamp. Franks is not. What the school has done has try to defame Franklen so as to silence him. He was yelled at by his teacher and the prncipal, told he was a liar and a thief. Never given the benefit of doubt. The school is afraid to take on the religous views and in fear of violating the civil rights of the other boy and in the process is violating Franks civil rights. According to the ACLU they are also breaking the new bullying laws. The school was hoping to bully Frank and myself into relenting. Once I had called the ACLU I received a call from the Superintendent of Orange Schools, he asked me if they were to allow Franklen to display his flag on his desk would that make this all go away. They just don’t get it. Not too sure where it’s going from here. I do hope I have answered your questions. John Girard (Franks dad)
Robert Haigh, Principal
94 South Main Street
Orange, Massachusetts 01364
Sue Richardson, School Secretary
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