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S. Bay Students Wearing U.S. Flag Shirts Sent Home
CBS5 news ^ | May 5, 2010 | CBS5

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbs5.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; california; cincodemayo; discrimination; dresscodes; firstamendment; invasion; mexico; mexifornia; morganhill; multiculturalism; oldglory; politicalcorrectness; publicschools; tshirt; usflag
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This is crazy. These school officials should be scolded for the racsim it just created. What the heck is school's education for? These kids had every right to wear the flag, just as those who forget who feeds them wears a different flag and pledges alligance to the land of their forgotten. And I thought this is America!
1 posted on 05/06/2010 6:04:12 AM PDT by runningbear
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To: runningbear

They just learned a very valuable lesson..................


2 posted on 05/06/2010 6:06:32 AM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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To: runningbear

Did you notice two of the kids are part Mexican?......Bravo for them!.........


3 posted on 05/06/2010 6:08:11 AM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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To: runningbear

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.


4 posted on 05/06/2010 6:08:17 AM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: runningbear
The kids should have roamed the halls handing out mayonnaise packets to every mexican they could find.
5 posted on 05/06/2010 6:09:02 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: Red Badger

yeah, but it just chapped my hide hearing this story.


6 posted on 05/06/2010 6:09:08 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear

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


7 posted on 05/06/2010 6:09:43 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: BigCinBigD

LOL....


8 posted on 05/06/2010 6:09:58 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear

Glen Beck starting his radio show with this story


9 posted on 05/06/2010 6:10:33 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: Red Badger

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.


10 posted on 05/06/2010 6:11:37 AM PDT by RockinRight (Congress and the President can (and should) be replaced. America can't.)
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Note that the District’s official position is that the school administrator was wrong.


11 posted on 05/06/2010 6:12:18 AM PDT by sand lake bar
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To: BigCinBigD

I don’t get it...


12 posted on 05/06/2010 6:12:50 AM PDT by RockinRight (Congress and the President can (and should) be replaced. America can't.)
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To: runningbear
Enough of this BS. If they want to celebrate May 5, then go back to Mexico to do it. But don't demand that we take on a holiday from some pissant country.
13 posted on 05/06/2010 6:13:27 AM PDT by starlifter (Sapor Amo Pullus)
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To: starlifter

Actually, May 5 is just another day in Mexico. They don’t celebrate anything. Cinco de Mayo is an American alcohol purveyor holiday.


14 posted on 05/06/2010 6:15:32 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: runningbear

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.


15 posted on 05/06/2010 6:16:50 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: runningbear

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?”


16 posted on 05/06/2010 6:18:14 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Carley

Cinco de Mayo is NOT an American holiday.

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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.


17 posted on 05/06/2010 6:19:16 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: silverleaf

“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.


18 posted on 05/06/2010 6:20:25 AM PDT by imskylark
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To: Bigg Red

Morgan Hill, California.....about 30 minutes from San Jose, just south of San Francisco.


19 posted on 05/06/2010 6:20:33 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm voting for Sarah Palin because she pisses off the right people.)
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To: RockinRight; BigCinBigD

Mayonaise? I don’t get it either.


20 posted on 05/06/2010 6:20:36 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Carley
Cinco de Mayo is NOT an American holiday.

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.

21 posted on 05/06/2010 6:24:06 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: imskylark

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!


22 posted on 05/06/2010 6:24:23 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: silverleaf
school uniforms

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.

23 posted on 05/06/2010 6:27:23 AM PDT by cbkaty (Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy---W Churchill)
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To: RockinRight

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.


24 posted on 05/06/2010 6:29:00 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: BigCinBigD

What does mayo and mexicans have to do with each other?


25 posted on 05/06/2010 6:30:18 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (?)
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To: RockinRight

Simple.

To an elitist academician:

Western Civilization = Bad

America = Very Bad

Mexicans and other Third Worlders = Very Good

Muslim Maniacs = Very Good.


26 posted on 05/06/2010 6:30:30 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: silverleaf

“this incident is a good argument for school uniforms”

Cinco De Mayo uniforms? Mexican flag uniforms?


27 posted on 05/06/2010 6:31:02 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (?)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Where is Winfield Scott when we really need him?


28 posted on 05/06/2010 6:31:18 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: P-Marlowe

THAT is a CAPITAL idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We can fly the American flag OVER the Mexican Rag.


29 posted on 05/06/2010 6:32:21 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: runningbear

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?


30 posted on 05/06/2010 6:33:58 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (?)
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To: imskylark

Principle should be fired or taken to court for violation of first amendment rights under color of authority!


31 posted on 05/06/2010 6:36:21 AM PDT by catman67
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To: runningbear

“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.


32 posted on 05/06/2010 6:37:14 AM PDT by No Truce With Kings (I can see November from my house.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

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.


33 posted on 05/06/2010 6:43:09 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (The Quran and Mein Kampf: if you've read one you've read them both.)
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To: BigCinBigD

Don’t you mean “Cinco mayos”?


34 posted on 05/06/2010 6:46:43 AM PDT by ha maker (Sanity for lurkers)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
I am sure glad I moved out of Morgan Hill in 1994. I lived there for eleven years and it was still a nice place when I left.

It is obviously an expensive toilet, today!

35 posted on 05/06/2010 6:49:40 AM PDT by Redleg Duke (RAT Hunting Season started the evening of March 21st, 2010!)
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To: MrB

Cinco de Mayo-naise.


36 posted on 05/06/2010 6:53:00 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (?)
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To: silverleaf
There is no need for "uniforms" in our schools.

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!

37 posted on 05/06/2010 6:54:49 AM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I guess you’d have to hand it out in 5 packs, then.

Thanks for the explanation.


38 posted on 05/06/2010 6:55:06 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: ZULU
If it wasn't for the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and our defeat of the Mexican Army, most of the illegal aliens in THIS Country would now be living in Mexico.

Happy Second of February!

39 posted on 05/06/2010 6:55:43 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: runningbear
Here's a t-shirt I'd wear to school to p.o. the principal and all the other Leftists.
40 posted on 05/06/2010 6:56:14 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (?)
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To: P-Marlowe
February 2nd should be an AMERICAN HOLIDAY.

Excellent idea! Viva la Dos de Februaro!!!

41 posted on 05/06/2010 6:57:20 AM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: runningbear
Hey you stupid illegals. Here is a message.

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

42 posted on 05/06/2010 7:01:11 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: Just A Nobody
We should start a bumper sticker campaign.

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.

43 posted on 05/06/2010 7:02:28 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: runningbear

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.


44 posted on 05/06/2010 7:03:47 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: P-Marlowe

???????

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.


45 posted on 05/06/2010 7:04:45 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: runningbear

ping for later


46 posted on 05/06/2010 7:09:23 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: runningbear

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


47 posted on 05/06/2010 7:10:47 AM PDT by texrepub76
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To: rarestia
Like Kwanza?
48 posted on 05/06/2010 7:14:33 AM PDT by starlifter (Sapor Amo Pullus)
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To: Bigg Red

California. Morgan hill. . 25 mins approx from San Jose


49 posted on 05/06/2010 7:16:41 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: VRWCmember
Does anyone know where the heck Morgan Hill is?

Sheesh.

50 posted on 05/06/2010 7:17:35 AM PDT by Disambiguator (Progressivism, Socialism, Marxism, Communism - it's all shades of black.)
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