Skip to comments.S. Bay Students Wearing U.S. Flag Shirts Sent Home
Posted on 05/06/2010 6:04:12 AM PDT by runningbear
MORGAN HILL (CBS 5) ― Click to enlarge1 of 1 CBS
numSlides of totalImages On Cinco de Mayo, five Morgan Hill high school students came to school in red, white and blue, and got a very public lesson in school politics and free speech.
The boys came to Live Oak High School on the Mexican holiday, wearing t-shirts, shorts and shoes emblazoned with American flags.
Around 10 a.m., the assistant principal told sophomore Matthew Dariano he had to remove his bandana, which is against school policy.
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They just learned a very valuable lesson..................
Did you notice two of the kids are part Mexican?......Bravo for them!.........
Another public school suspended sixteen students for prancing around the school wearing Mexican flags wrapped around themselves.
When the schools get out of the propagandizing business and get into the learning business they won’t have to deal with this crap.
Cinco de Mayo is NOT an American holiday. There is no reason to be discussing the day in any other context than reading, writing, and arithmetic.
yeah, but it just chapped my hide hearing this story.
no kid has the “right” to wear anything the school code says no one can wear on campus
bandannas are a gang thing. “no” flags means “no” flags because in cases like this, they were trying to make a political statement, some you agree with, some you might not but it disrupts that school in the principle’s judgement.
but reciting the pledge of allegiance every day? Si.
this incident is a good argument for school uniforms
Glen Beck starting his radio show with this story
I think the divide is not between Hispanic and non-Hispanic, but between patriots (including many naturalized/native-born Hispanics) and recent immigrant (legal and illegal) Hispanic.
Note that the District’s official position is that the school administrator was wrong.
I don’t get it...
Actually, May 5 is just another day in Mexico. They don’t celebrate anything. Cinco de Mayo is an American alcohol purveyor holiday.
Which state is this?
Interesting that 2 of the targeted boys who are quoted are part Mexican. Good for them. They have more sense than their principal.
I got home from work last night about 6:30 and the high school (3 blocks away) was having some sort of Cinco de Mayo celebration with the loudspeakers running at full tilt in Spanish. This is on the San Fran peninsula about 45 minutes from Morgan Hill. This was a first ever in my nearly 30 years here — to come home to a major Fiesta in my backyard. All I could think of was “Where in America can you flee to escape this nonsense?”
Cinco de Mayo is NOT an American holiday.
Exactly. I got an email from an online site from which I occasionally buy clothing. It told me to celebrate Cinco de Mayo by taking advantage of their sale. I sent them an email explaining that I don’t celebrate CdM and commenting that it was silly to send me such an email.
“no kid has the right to wear anything the school code says no one can wear on campus”
The kid apparently took off the bandana. It was the t-shirts that got them in trouble and there wasn’t anything in the school code about that. The school district took the side of the kids and now the principal said they can wear the t-shirts.
Morgan Hill, California.....about 30 minutes from San Jose, just south of San Francisco.
Mayonaise? I don’t get it either.
February 2nd should be an AMERICAN HOLIDAY.
That is the day we took most of the Western United States from Mexico.
A great day for America and a great day for the world.
school uniforms! serious clothes for the serious business of getting an education
that’s a major reason my kids are in private school and homeschooled!
Will we be footing the bill for uniforms for illegals too....? I am all for uniforms...paid for by the students parents....not their neighbors.
I think its more between patrotic Americans and fawning, dumb, pusillanimous liberal Anglos who feel that America has an obligation to pander to Mexicans, Muslims, and any other group that comes along acting obnoxious.
This should not be allowed to stand.
The bastards responsible for this should be remived from office.
There needs to be an naitonal response to idiots like these academician elitists.
What does mayo and mexicans have to do with each other?
To an elitist academician:
Western Civilization = Bad
America = Very Bad
Mexicans and other Third Worlders = Very Good
Muslim Maniacs = Very Good.
“this incident is a good argument for school uniforms”
Cinco De Mayo uniforms? Mexican flag uniforms?
Where is Winfield Scott when we really need him?
THAT is a CAPITAL idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We can fly the American flag OVER the Mexican Rag.
It sounds like these students need a closet full of conservative, anti-Leftist t-shirts to wear every day to really p.o. these teachers. What conservative t-shirts would you like to see them wear to class?
Principle should be fired or taken to court for violation of first amendment rights under color of authority!
“These school officials should be scolded for the racsim it just created.’
Scolded? They should be *fired*. At a minimum sent home on administrative leave without pay for a week to contemplate their stupidity.
The respectful display of the American flag — anywhere within the United States — is never “inflammatory.” Anyone responsible for teaching the next generation of Americans who believes otherwise needs to leave public education and find a job in another line of work.
That would make me insane. I can’t stand Mexican. It’s like getting a cramp in your ear. Thai and Vietnamese, also.
Although I love German and Japanese.
And don’t even get me started on Mexican “music”.....I would forgive any alien race that destroyed the Earth only because they heard Mexican “music”.....it would be completely understandable.
Don’t you mean “Cinco mayos”?
It is obviously an expensive toilet, today!
Cinco de Mayo-naise.
We managed quite well up until the early 70's with nothing more than a "dress code" that was enforced!
Girls would be asked to kneel on the floor to ensure their skirts touched the floor and boys were sent home for wearing jeans or told to get a hair cut if it or their side burns were below their ears. No t-shirts were permitted...thus no obscene, or otherwise, messages were being displayed.
It's quite simple really...have a set of rules and ENFORCE them. No need to go fascist!
I guess you’d have to hand it out in 5 packs, then.
Thanks for the explanation.
Happy Second of February!
Excellent idea! Viva la Dos de Februaro!!!
If you get paid in dollars, you speak English and honor American holidays.
If you want to celebrate mexican holidays, go to mexico and get paid in pesos.
#%&* you illegal mexicans
Have a picture of the annexed Western US in an American Flag design with the motto "Viva la Dos de Februaro" underneath.
Pass them out at Tea Party Rallies.
Start a movement to make it a US Holiday.
In February the fire risk from fire works would be at a minimum.
Does anyone know where the heck Morgan Hill is?
I mean, I suppose there are a few folks here who live in or near Morgan Hill, so they know. But there are probably a lot of us here - like myself - that couldn’t even tell you (and certainly would not be able to surmise from anything in the article) which time zone Morgan Hill is in — let alone what state.
We WON the Mexican War. If we hadn’t fought it. about 25% of the continental U.S. would be Mexico.
The problem is the corrupt Mexican government dumping its economic problems in America; that economic baggage sending American Money back to Mexico, taking American Jobs, creating crime here, and bankrupting our social service network; corporations and businesses employing this cheap labor; and the Democrat Party using them for illegal votes.
ping for later
Here is the contact info for the school:
Staff Members are listed alphabetically below.
Switchboard (408) 201-6100
Fax (408) 776-9097
Attendance (408) 201-6104 / 6121 / 6122
Extension 201-6100 + “1” + extension
Homework Click on a teacher’s name
Email Click on a staff member’s email link
California. Morgan hill. . 25 mins approx from San Jose