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Five Morgan Hill students sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts
Gilroy Dispatch ^ | 5/5/10 | Lindsay Bryant

Posted on 05/05/2010 5:32:54 PM PDT by Ballygrl

Five Morgan Hill students sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts

2:11 PM By Lindsay Bryant

Five male students were asked to leave Live Oak High School this morning because they were wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. Officials at the school could not be reached for comment, but one student said administrators called the T-shirts "incendiary."

"They said we were starting a fight, we were fuel to the fire," said Matt Dariano, a sophomore.

The five teens were sitting at a table outside during their brunch break around 10:10 a.m. when Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez asked two boys to take off their American flag bandannas that they were wearing on their heads. In the same conversation, student Dominic Maciel said, Rodriguez told the group to "walk with him to the office."

Dariano called his mother Diana, who spread the word to the other parents and all arrived soon after to have a conference with Rodriguez and Principal Nick Boden.

Maciel said they were told they must turn their T-shirts inside-out or be sent home. Maciel said they were told it wouldn't be considered a suspension but Rodriguez did not want any fights to break out among Mexican students and the group showing their American pride.

The boys said they thought turning the American flag inside-out was disrespectful, so all went home.

Dariano said Rodriguez indicated to him that while other students were wearing American flags, the group of five was "the easiest target to cause trouble."

"We were not going to start a fight. We wanted to show our pride," Dariano said. "In light of all of this, there are people with painted flags in red, green and white and yet the boys can't wear the American flag," Diana said.


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I'm getting a little fed-up with this crap and celebrating Cinco de Mayo.
1 posted on 05/05/2010 5:32:54 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: Ballygrl

a made up holiday seriously!!!!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 05/05/2010 5:34:49 PM PDT by truthbetold11 (truthbetold11)
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To: Ballygrl

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So showing pride in America is ...this can NOT be real!


3 posted on 05/05/2010 5:36:24 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: Ballygrl

Where’s the ACLU? (Hiding under their desks is my guess!)


4 posted on 05/05/2010 5:36:28 PM PDT by TaMoDee
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To: Ballygrl
F Cinco de Mayo. One successful battle in a war they ultimately lost.

Hardly something to be proud of.

5 posted on 05/05/2010 5:36:28 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: metmom

Ping!!


6 posted on 05/05/2010 5:36:45 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Ballygrl

We’re buried in it out here.


7 posted on 05/05/2010 5:36:58 PM PDT by SirLurkedalot (Where'd all the "Dissent is the Highest Form of Patriotism" bumper stickers go?)
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To: Ballygrl

I’m not sure wearing American flag t-shirts is in keeping with proper flag etiquette anyway - but that’s a whole different problem than the one involved here.


8 posted on 05/05/2010 5:37:07 PM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: xjcsa

I have tons of t-shirts with American flags on them and I love wearing them.


9 posted on 05/05/2010 5:38:51 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: Ballygrl

Can’t offend the foreigners.... blech


10 posted on 05/05/2010 5:40:25 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: Ballygrl

Simple solution, deport Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez.


11 posted on 05/05/2010 5:40:47 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Ballygrl

Morgan Hill?

Is that a Texas town on the border of Mexico?


12 posted on 05/05/2010 5:41:13 PM PDT by ASOC (I am available for spill response work, all I ask is $800/day plus expenses.....)
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To: GeronL

I would sue that freakin’ school so fast — in federal court — for denying my right to free speech.....


13 posted on 05/05/2010 5:41:56 PM PDT by Jerrybob
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To: skeeter; Ballygrl
F Cinco de Mayo. One successful battle in a war they ultimately lost.

Hardly something to be proud of.

And the General who won that battle was born in Texas which in 1862 was no longer a part of Mexico.

14 posted on 05/05/2010 5:42:04 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Jerrybob

Along with every member of the school board — by name.


15 posted on 05/05/2010 5:42:28 PM PDT by Jerrybob
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To: Ballygrl

Lunch at 10:10?
I’m barley awake at 10.

These school officials, I hope, will be driven from their cushy jobs soon.


16 posted on 05/05/2010 5:42:52 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Jerrybob

I think those families have a case.


17 posted on 05/05/2010 5:42:58 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: Ballygrl
This should be the #1 News Story in the Country tonight. In a way it's more important than the oil spill, the attempted car-bombing in NY or the meltdown of the Greek economy.

The significance of this cannot be overstated. This is BIG NEWS! But will the moronic MSM carry this story? I doubt it. They are that blind.

And oh by the way, Cinco de Mayo isn't that big a deal in Mexico according to one of my Friends of Mexican descent. (Notice I didn't say Mexican-Americans.)

In the US, Cinco de Mayo is an excuse to get drunk and party. It's kinda like the made up holiday Kwanzaa.
18 posted on 05/05/2010 5:43:26 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: Ballygrl

Civil liberties lawsuit.

If hispanic Student M wears a hispanic flag to school, then patriotic Student P can wear a US flag to school.

Period.


19 posted on 05/05/2010 5:43:30 PM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: Ballygrl

I swear, this crap is way out of hand. I am going to get a “Remember the Alamo” T-shirt made and wear it on March 6th every year for the rest of my life.


20 posted on 05/05/2010 5:43:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough "history" yet?)
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To: Ballygrl

Live Oak High School - Home of the Fighten’ ACORNS????

http://liveoakhs.ca.campusgrid.net/home

Miguel.Rodriguez@mhu.k12.ca.us

Dear Mr. Rodriguez, are you serious? It’s OK to wear Mexican flags and provoke “La Raza”, however, it’s NOT OK to wear OLD GLORY??

G


21 posted on 05/05/2010 5:44:00 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO!)
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To: Ballygrl

“... Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez...”
Uh. Yeah. And that is as far as I can go without having this post pulled.


22 posted on 05/05/2010 5:44:14 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: Ballygrl

Calling all ACLU Lawyers! Get involved in this if you are true to your word. You can get the publicity you so desire.


23 posted on 05/05/2010 5:44:47 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: GeronL

Call the patriots at the
Thomas More Law Center.

http://www.thomasmore.org/


24 posted on 05/05/2010 5:45:02 PM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: Ballygrl
I would NOT have turned the flag inside out and I would NOT have left school. And I WOULD have told the principal to go to hell.
25 posted on 05/05/2010 5:45:11 PM PDT by TalBlack
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To: Ballygrl

Now you see why we are a dying Nation. Soon to be a nation of slaves. Remember that every sob like Rodriguez was put in his/her place one way or the other by a majority of the voters who voted. In the end, we only have ourselves to blame.


26 posted on 05/05/2010 5:45:12 PM PDT by sport
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To: Ballygrl
Officials at the school could not be reached for comment, but one student said administrators called the T-shirts "incendiary."

Incendiary, my butt!! What's incendiary is celebrating Cinco de Mayo in a public school in the United States.

Time for a tea party in front of the school!

27 posted on 05/05/2010 5:45:23 PM PDT by meyer
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To: Ballygrl

Bravo, er Hurray for the Live Oak FIVE!

Is that Sean Hannity I hear?


28 posted on 05/05/2010 5:45:26 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: skeeter

My buddy used to have a Cinco de Mayo party in his back yard every spring.

We are not Mexican it was just an excuse to get sh!tfaced on Tecate and Tequilla.
Nowadays we just celebrate Octoberfest in the woods.


29 posted on 05/05/2010 5:46:35 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Ballygrl

I think the principal would have a better case if he had banned ALL flag flying/wearing at the school. But for him to ban some flags and let other students wear others would make an interesting court case.


30 posted on 05/05/2010 5:47:04 PM PDT by TNdandelion
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To: xjcsa

I wonder how many wore Mexican flags?


31 posted on 05/05/2010 5:47:33 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Navy Patriot

“Simple solution, deport Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez”

Yes, Mr. Rodriguez, Can we please see your GREEN CARD?


32 posted on 05/05/2010 5:48:12 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: TalBlack

lol I might have also told the principal to have good luck trying to get federal $chool fund$ from the govt that those red, white and green flags represent! Then, I’d tell him to go to hell. ;)


33 posted on 05/05/2010 5:48:57 PM PDT by TNdandelion
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To: Ballygrl

Tick tock, tick tock...


34 posted on 05/05/2010 5:49:14 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Ballygrl
...there are people with painted flags in red, green and white and yet the boys can't wear the American flag

Ummm, might be time to stop the Cinco de Mayo celebrations. It's one thing for us to be inclusive - it's another thing for them to sh-t on us for our fairness... eff 'em.

35 posted on 05/05/2010 5:49:18 PM PDT by GOPJ ("Draw Mohammad Day" - - May 20, 2010 - Draw for freedom - draw for your children's freedom.)
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To: Ballygrl
Boden and Rodriguez need to be fired.

I wonder how many "Che" t-shirts the little brainwashed dolts were wearing. They probably got extra credit from the idiot and the vice idiot.

36 posted on 05/05/2010 5:50:44 PM PDT by smedley64 (Sun Tzu trumps Alinsky.)
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To: Ballygrl

What in the hell has happened to this country?


37 posted on 05/05/2010 5:51:12 PM PDT by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: ASOC

California


38 posted on 05/05/2010 5:52:01 PM PDT by funfan
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To: skeeter
One successful battle in a war they ultimately lost.

Any victory over the French carries a big ol' asterisk in the record books anyway.

39 posted on 05/05/2010 5:53:24 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Ballygrl

The Mexicans celebrate their victory over the French? What will they do for an encore? Take on the Vatican?


40 posted on 05/05/2010 5:56:21 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Everyone needs valid ID except illegal aliens and the President - only in America)
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To: Ballygrl

Me, too.


41 posted on 05/05/2010 5:56:42 PM PDT by MamaB (If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.)
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To: truthbetold11

No, it’s not a made-up holiday. It’s a legitimate holiday IN MEXICO, but NOT HERE.


42 posted on 05/05/2010 5:57:29 PM PDT by Jedidah (Character, courage, common sense are more important than issues.)
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To: Notwithstanding

Precisely. Except that none of them have any business wearing clothing to make a political statement at all.

They need to have their heads in their books, politics aside except in government class.

Just put them in cheap uniforms.


43 posted on 05/05/2010 6:00:14 PM PDT by Jedidah (Character, courage, common sense are more important than issues.)
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To: meyer
Incendiary, my butt!! What's incendiary is celebrating Cinco de Mayo in a public school in the United States.

Exactly!

44 posted on 05/05/2010 6:01:31 PM PDT by Misterioso (If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.-Ayn Rand)
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To: Ballygrl

Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez needs to have his Commie Loving A$$ sued off for failing to understand the First Amendment, and depriving young men their rights! IMHO I hope they sue for maximum allowable, both criminally and civilly.


45 posted on 05/05/2010 6:01:43 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: Ballygrl

Maybe for that day the school could forgo accepting America tax payer money as well. Maybe just seek funds from Mexico or something.


46 posted on 05/05/2010 6:02:34 PM PDT by freemike (John Adams-Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker)
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To: Ballygrl

Bookmark


47 posted on 05/05/2010 6:03:19 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Great idea! I’m in.


48 posted on 05/05/2010 6:03:36 PM PDT by andrew2527
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To: ASOC

Morgan Hill? South of Frisco on 101, near Gilroy?


49 posted on 05/05/2010 6:03:54 PM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: Jedidah

From Wikipedia:

“While Cinco de Mayo sees limited significance and celebration nationwide in Mexico, the date is observed nationwide in the United States and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.”


50 posted on 05/05/2010 6:05:34 PM PDT by Misterioso (If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.-Ayn Rand)
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