Skip to comments.Principal: L.I. High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag
Posted on 04/16/2014 9:32:58 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda
Principal: L.I. High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag
SOUTH HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) Two Long Island high school students have been suspended for allegedly bringing a Confederate flag to school. Brother Gary Cregan, principal of St. Anthonys High School in South Huntington, said the two seniors walked in with a Confederate flag draped around their shoulders during an after-hours sporting event at the school. As CBS 2′s Kathryn Brown reported, there is outrage and disgust on Long Island.
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Is that like the "heroic restraint" they display every election cycle when it comes to voting for the party of slavery?
1st amendment being violated.
1st amendment being violated.
Great, Now these students can get their education in an alternative fashion.
The school is really punishing those students by not letting them attens school. Hey morons that’s called a vacation to a high school student. if you want to punish them make them attend school...sheesh
“St. Anthonys is a private Catholic school and isnt bound by the First Amendment right to free speech.”
Hmmmm....that theory doesn’t apply when homos want a wedding cake.
What else can you expect from people who when asked to what political party did Abraham Lincoln belong, answer Democrat?
They were seniors...could keep them from graduating on time.
Restraint based on what precisely? If they understood the significance of the Confederate flag they would wear it as a sign of their opposition to slavery. If they are mind raped by fascist thugs who teach domination by government they had no reason to be restrained.
It’s a private school. They can set their own rules and restrictions and enforce them as they see fit.
Private school. First Amendment doesn’t apply. Their school, their rules.
It's a private school not a public one. The First Amendment protects you from government censorship.
Poor victimized babies! Having to see a flag they don't like! Why, they would have been justified in beating, killing, rioting, whatever? How very big of them to let those boys with the flags live and/or not get beaten up! I certainly hope those "heroic" African-Americans get some kind of medal for their restraint!
This is beyond absurd. How long are we going to put up with this nonsense in our country? The intolerance toward a flag! The bullying and pushing around of those who are not PC?
Conservatives have to see and hear things every day that are horribly offensive to us, and we're not allowed to even mention it, much less be told we have "heroic restraint."
“...Conservatives have to see and hear things every day that are horribly offensive to us, and we’re not allowed to even mention it, much less be told we have “heroic restraint.”
The left tests OUR “heroic restraint” every day.
maybe even during the polar bear hunts as well....
“I find it just very hard to even imagine why any student in 2014 would even consider or think that a Confederate flag would be anything other than a symbol of hate, Cregan said.”
Ignorance and self-congratulatory bigotry reign supreme.
Even if you don’t agree with Robert E. Lee that the South should have abolished slavery, then seceeded, there is an issue of freedom and self-government on the chopping block there.
Freedom and self-government misused in the service of a terrible thing, certainly. But Lincoln’s response to the South’s assertion of those rights was to destroy them. Government of, by, and for the people no longer exists. Freedom and self-government went out the window with slavery, and now we do not have the freedom to govern ourselves as we wish.
There will probably be those who wish to misinterpret the above as a defense of slavery. Don’t even start in on me. Slavery is an atrocity. That said, we are the only one of Britain’s former colonies that had a war to abolish slavery. We could have avoided the war and still abolished slavery, as they did.
They can be home schooled.
If it was a fag flag this wouldn’t even be a story.
Being expelled from public school is a first step towards getting a good education and learning. They can do better at home or at a private school.
Slavery in North America:
Under the British Union Jack = 157 years (no protests)
Under the Stars and Stripes = 89 years (no protests)
Under the various CSA flags = 5 years (Go Crazy!)
There exist, commonly, online high schools. As such, there is exactly ZERO excuse for a parent to keep their child in a school filled with liberal teachers/supervisors ect.
And in this case the private school costs certainly are greater than any online school.
I took my daughter out of a public school and put her into a charter that while still far from great, was much better. Today, she is finishing a second degree in business while in the USAF.
Parents that care enough will find a way to avoid indoctrination.
> They were seniors...could keep them from graduating on time.
Thats not good. They should have waved the flag of Islam. They would have graduate with honors for their conversion instead...
Heroic restraint, based on the fact that the blacks were provoked, and did not in turn lynch the whites? That statement is racist.
The blacks exercised normal restraint and waited for due process. Does the author believe black people incapable of self-control?
They need to talk to trendsetter Kanye.
“Brother” Cregan should suspend himself for denying the 1st amendment to the constitution. Two kids brought a confederate flag to sporting event, big f’n deal! This principal claims black students showed “heroic restraint”, just goes to show who runs St. Anthony’s. You can bet the principal wouldn’t complain if a black panther or islamist flag appeared on campus.
“Parents that care enough will find a way to avoid indoctrination.”
That’s right, Norm. Funny how many parents will sacrifice to the nth degree just to make it to the Super Bowl 1000 miles away or come up with that down payment for a new boat they almost never use.
Where I am from it means they did not start something and get their asses kicked.
Sounds like a great way to get out of school for a few days!
Yeah, that’ll show ‘em.
LOL! Knowing him though he probably thinks it’s a symbol for Malcolm X.
For a very different view of the old South than that of the school official being quoted in the article, consider what Booker T. Washington, the great Negro educator, had to say on the subject, which he knew first hand, in 1895: Booker T. Washington Address.
The Washington approach appeals to good feelings between the races. This Long Island school approach is to echo the hate rant of late 20th Century agitators, who exploit every opportunity to divide & alienate.
They exercised “heroic restraint” by notphysically batteringtwostudentswho posed no direct physical threat to them? These same people would also call George Zimmerman a murderer for defending himself against a thug bashing his head into the concrete.
Those who are inflamed and influenced by the racial industrial/grievance complex are ENSLAVED by irrationality.
The charter I sent my daughter to definitely was not the greatest school to ever exist but compared to what she came out of, it was a ‘bastion of greatness’. FAR less issues on multiple levels.
I heard all manner of excuses from friends/family why it was a horrible idea/thing to do. I heard every lib talking point and ‘moderate’ excuse why “You can’t do that” because “She will never get hired”.
Well the Air Force was fine with her diploma. She ‘got hired’ and went on to exceed most if not all her former class mates. I would bet on ALL but I cannot say that for sure as I don’t ‘know’. And between her AF training and college degrees once her gig is up (soon) she will be easy to hire.
I guess she/I/we ‘could’ after all. All it took was the determination to do it. Imagine that. And she is one of many throughout the country that followed a path like that. It wasn’t some miracle. She wasn’t some savant. She just had a parent that gave a damn.
The implication being what? That if they weren't "heroic" they would have engaged in an acceptable, natural desire to attack the other students? While what the school did to the kids bringing the flag is outrageous, the idea that African Americans are Pavlov dogs who blow up in rage over anything that reminds them of slavery is extremely insulting.
Jay z is right.
The white man is weak.
Pssst this is a private school. It helps to read the whole article.
You’re right, but it was still a good step towards a better education. Thanks!
I call BS! Kids in high school these days are too stupid to even know what the flag is.
And was it the Confederate Flag or the Battle Flag? The idiots on the left never state this.
Regardless, it’s just more PC BS.
If they walked with the original Confederate Stars and Bars flag, nobody would have even noticed.
The often-changed Georgia state flag is now the Stars and Bars with an altered field, but the entitlement community still hasn’t caught on yet.
This principal sounds no different than plenty posters here
There is a list of the klowns on my homepage
I’ve known this 20 years
And as go we....goes civilization
You don’t have first amendment rights while in high school.
You dont have first amendment rights while in high school.
Thanks for pointing out that they used that particular flag BECAUSE it is controversial.
That’s a great idea: A rainbow Confederate flag to honor the valiant gays who served in the Confederate army.
Standing against that would be homophobic.
Well, that's the rhetoric, the kind of speculation people love to throw out there because there's no way to prove it one way or the other.
Mind raped are you?
You do not know the origin of the flag or its use.