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School Responds: Boy Forced to Remove Flag for His Own ‘Safety,’ Can Fly it Again
The Blaze ^ | 11/12/10 | Jonathan M. Seidl

Posted on 11/13/2010 9:43:28 AM PST by raccoonradio

School officials in Denair, CA have responded to the controversy surrounding a boy forced to remove an American flag from his bike on school grounds due to “racial tensions.” The school’s superintendent is now saying that the boy was told to remove the flag out of concerns for his safety, and that the school will allow him to resume his flag flying

From KTXL in Sacramento:

Ed Parraz, the Superintendent of the Denair School District told us a school supervisor asked Cody to take down the flag. The supervisor will not be fired or face repercussions. Parraz says the supervisor had information that Cody’s safety was at risk because of the flag. Some students had complained about it and had apparently made threats.

Parraz says they have decided to focus on those students who are causing the problem, not the flag. Cody is now allowed to ride onto school campus with Old Glory on the back. Parraz is aware of the outcry across the nation over this story. He says they embrace the American flag, they are patriotic, but that their main priority is keeping students safe.

Outrage over the initial story was immediate. Both Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh took time on their national radio shows to address it, while a woman from Texas pledged to send 1 million flags to the California school:


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: California
KEYWORDS: bike; boy; flag; school

1 posted on 11/13/2010 9:43:31 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Gee, radical decision — they have decided to focus on the students who were CAUSING the problem.

Will wonders never cease. Common sense rears its seldom-seen head.


2 posted on 11/13/2010 9:48:41 AM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: raccoonradio

Anyone told me take down my American Flag should be worried about their safety if they take action to press the issue.


3 posted on 11/13/2010 9:49:02 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: raccoonradio
"For his own safety."

FOR HIS OWN SAFETY?

How about the idea of punishing the people who would threaten or harm the boy, instead of ceding the fight to the ones who are willing to break the rules?

MOre spineless weasling from people who are supposed to be the adults.

Maybe they were afraid of being accused of behaving "stupidly".

4 posted on 11/13/2010 9:49:11 AM PST by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: raccoonradio

Don’t even get me started.....walking away before head explodes!


5 posted on 11/13/2010 9:52:34 AM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Quiller

It’s indicative of something terribly wrong with this country when flying our own nation’s flag can be an issue of “safety”. Citizens responded correctly, but that school supervisors could ever even have done this or even thought this way is just wrong. Thanks for nothing, all those who support PC and “diversity” at the expense of whites and our European, Christian-Judeo heritage.


6 posted on 11/13/2010 9:59:26 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: raccoonradio
Some students had complained about the American flag and had apparently made threats.

Parraz says they have decided to focus on those students who are causing the problem, not the flag.

What? This can't be happening, the public masters are going after the violent criminal seditionists instead of beating up on a patriotic little kid?

Say it ain't so,......'cause it ain't, they'll see that he's screwed over after this dies down.

7 posted on 11/13/2010 10:04:25 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Vendome
Anyone told me take down my American Flag should be worried about their safety

It was the Hispanic/Mexican students that were *first* to complain about old glory, and declared our American flag offended them.

We know where the Mexican kids are being taught that America is bad, and it's from their parents at home..

We also know the principle ask Cody if he felt his safety were in jeopardy for displaying the American flag after angry complaints from the Mexican kids....

The school said there was a safety factor in their decision...

It was the Mexican/Hispanic kids that declared the American flag offended them.

8 posted on 11/13/2010 10:08:13 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: raccoonradio
When we can't fly our own flag because of racial tensions, it's time to do something about the race that's causing the tensions.

Like democrats, they can't quit until they drive it too far...Americans are about tired of it.
9 posted on 11/13/2010 10:09:39 AM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: dragnet2

Interestingly enough the kid in question is probably Hispanic; I believe his last name is Alicea*, and he has
no problem flying the AMERICAN flag not the Mexican one

*—(was pronounced “Ah-LEE-she-ah” in the report, though the
Boston Red Sox used to have a player with that last name but it was pronounced “Ah-lih-SAY-ah”)


10 posted on 11/13/2010 10:13:36 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

1. IT’S A PUBLIC SCHOOL
2. IT’S A CALIFORNIA PUBLIC SCHOOL

Double dose of scum!


11 posted on 11/13/2010 10:17:01 AM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: raccoonradio
Interestingly enough the kid in question is probably Hispanic

Wrong.

The Cody is an American and a great Californian!


12 posted on 11/13/2010 10:17:30 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: raccoonradio
Denair, CA is in the central valley almost directly east of San Jose, slightly east of hi-way 99, or as some would say, “right in the center of Aztlan".
13 posted on 11/13/2010 10:18:37 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: mrsmel

Welcome to the new reality created by the massive influx of illegals into this country, and gutless politicians are chiefly to blame for it.


14 posted on 11/13/2010 10:22:24 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Now taking suggestions for a new screen name.)
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To: Navy Patriot

Majority of public educators are democraps and hate America.I know—I worked with them for years. After 9/11 I had pictures hanging in my work space of brave soldiers that I knew fighting in Afghanistan and they complained about it. I refused to take them down. P*ssed them off BIG TIME!


15 posted on 11/13/2010 10:23:22 AM PST by notaliberal
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To: reagan_fanatic

Taking back America one flag at a time.


16 posted on 11/13/2010 10:26:26 AM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Yep, and from both sides. They have to be forced to represent the legal citizens of this country, and every single one of them is too mealy-mouthed to ever speak the unvarnished truth and not backtrack and apologise after doing so. Anyone looking to politicians for their hope of this nation’s salvation is in for a big let-down. We had to force our own party to not vote for amnesty, and with all the problems we face now, they’re still keeping this simmering on the back burner, just waiting for a chance to sneak it past us.


17 posted on 11/13/2010 10:31:21 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: notaliberal

One of my most frequent posts is: Public school is child abuse.


18 posted on 11/13/2010 10:36:37 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: dragnet2

I stand corrected! thanks


19 posted on 11/13/2010 10:40:34 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: dragnet2

How does being Hispanic preclude one from being American or a “Great Californian”?

Being Hispanic has to do with one’s ethnicity, NOT their nationality.

I am Hispanic and, I’m an American Military Veteran, how great I am is still up for debate.


20 posted on 11/13/2010 10:41:18 AM PST by BattleFlag
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To: mrsmel
It’s indicative of something terribly wrong with this country when flying our own nation’s flag can be an issue of “safety”.

That says it all.

Secure our border. Illegals deported. No more sanctuary city crap. And no more coddling on the language, learn English, interact in public society in English or fail

21 posted on 11/13/2010 10:44:01 AM PST by A message
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To: raccoonradio

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”


22 posted on 11/13/2010 10:45:24 AM PST by mirkwood
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To: dragnet2
We know where the Mexican kids are being taught that America is bad, and it's from their parents at home..

I doubt that, actually.

It's much more likely they are being indoctrinated against America in the government schools.

23 posted on 11/13/2010 10:49:02 AM PST by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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Who are these “students” who, in America, threatened an American student for displaying an American flag? These menacing, ungrateful foreigners need to be removed, first from the school, then from our country. One more reason why the Border needs to be sealed and our immigration laws enforced.


24 posted on 11/13/2010 10:50:13 AM PST by Godwin1
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To: raccoonradio
Any "student" who threatens violence against another for displaying an American flag should be expelled—permanently. If there any circumstances where "zero tolerance" is justified, this is certainly one of them.
25 posted on 11/13/2010 10:53:20 AM PST by sourcery (Poor Nancy: From Speaker OF the House to...Speaker UNDER the Housepaper debt instrument, which is no)
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To: raccoonradio

Main focus to keep students safe”””

Fine, Mr School Administrator——

Then kick out permanetly the troublemakers. Don’t pick on a kid who is no trouble.

Quit getting things backward trying to be PC.

PC is turning into “PERFECTLY CRAZY”.....


26 posted on 11/13/2010 10:56:35 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: dragnet2

It was the Mexican/Hispanic kids that declared the American flag offended them.”

Hire a bus & send them back south....with their parents.


27 posted on 11/13/2010 10:58:14 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: B Knotts
We know where the Mexican kids are being taught that America is bad, and it's from their parents at home.

I doubt that.

Do ya now?

Then tell me why during an Olympics in Mexico City, the US team was mocked, spat on and disrespected during national anthem, as the Mexicans chanted of "Osama" during the match...

Just a guess but I'd bet the Mexicans in Mexico City didn't learn that from U.S. public schools.

28 posted on 11/13/2010 11:00:49 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: BattleFlag

Your screen name says it all!
If these students do not want to see the American flag there is a very easy remedy for their parents: Take them back to where the American flag is not on display. Easy remedy. End of problem.


29 posted on 11/13/2010 11:03:22 AM PST by GoldwaterChick (We Snowflakes will always remember our beloved Snowman with the incandescent smile.)
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To: dragnet2
Do ya now?

Yes, I do.

Are there some radicals who might do this? Sure. But to over-generalize, and assume all Americans of Mexican descent think this way is just wrong.

As someone else pointed out, the boy proudly displaying the flag is himself of Mexican (or at least Hispanic) descent.

30 posted on 11/13/2010 11:15:45 AM PST by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: B Knotts; dragnet2

Actually, let me correct that. Alicea is probably Portuguese, now that I think about it.

Nevertheless, I wouldn’t generalize too much. Remember the boys in Morgan Hill that wore patriotic T-shirts and got in trouble with their school? They were Hispanic.


31 posted on 11/13/2010 11:18:01 AM PST by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: B Knotts
We know where the Mexican kids are being taught that America is bad, and it's from their parents at home..

I doubt that, actually. It's much more likely they are being indoctrinated against America in the government schools

This below proves you wrong.

During an Olympics in Mexico City, the US team was mocked, spat on and disrespected during national anthem, as the Mexicans chanted of "Osama" during the match...

Just a guess but I'd bet the Mexicans in Mexico City didn't learn that from U.S. public schools.

32 posted on 11/13/2010 11:22:57 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2
So, let me get this straight: your position is that because Mexicans in Mexico behaved in a reprehensible way, all Americans of Mexican descent share that view of America?
33 posted on 11/13/2010 11:26:23 AM PST by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: raccoonradio

I suggest we hold a mexican flag burning event.


34 posted on 11/13/2010 11:27:00 AM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: B Knotts
I care if Cody is purple....

Ya got Mexicans/Hispanics in that school that are offended by the American flag...This isn't the first time Mexicans have come out and totally disrespected this country....Ya wanna see some images of this epic disrespect?

I've got plenty of them. Just lemme know.

35 posted on 11/13/2010 11:27:40 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2
Go Cody!!
36 posted on 11/13/2010 11:29:22 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: B Knotts

Let me get this straight, ya got Mexicans/Hispanic in these schools that are totally disrespecting our country and are offended by the American flag, and now you want to question me and my motives?


37 posted on 11/13/2010 11:29:52 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2

I just think you are discounting the indoctrination that goes on in government schools.

My guess is there is more anti-American radicalism among government school employees than among your average Mexican-American parents.

That’s my only point.


38 posted on 11/13/2010 11:31:59 AM PST by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: B Knotts

BTW, I didn’t say, suggest that or even imply that. Those are your words pal...I am growing a bit tired of you now....


39 posted on 11/13/2010 11:33:01 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: B Knotts
We know where the Mexican kids are being taught that America is bad, and it's from their parents at home..

I doubt that, actually. It's much more likely they are being indoctrinated against America in the government schools

This below proves you wrong.

During an Olympics in Mexico City, the US team was mocked, spat on and disrespected during national anthem, as the Mexicans chanted of "Osama" during the match...

I'm not discounting anything. This is what was said above. Of course the schools are F'd up....They're run by the government. Hello???

40 posted on 11/13/2010 11:35:10 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: GoldwaterChick

Which pretty much has nothing to do with my comments.

I have said nothing to indicate which side of this issue I’m on yet you seem to think you know.

Having served the flag in question I will says it’s a sad day when the displaying of it by anyone, anywhere is prohibited or curtailed. And, I’m a firm believer that if you come to this country no matter where from, you abide by our laws and understand fully the meaning of LEGAL.

If we loose the ability to distinguish between nationality, race or ethnicity in regard to any given question, we might end up looking a little like the coarse, ignorant bigots the left loves to say we ALL are.

What does my screen name say?


41 posted on 11/13/2010 11:35:16 AM PST by BattleFlag
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To: BattleFlag

I believe the post was agreeing with your point of view...he is an American, regardless of race, or nationality. God Bless Cody, a great American!


42 posted on 11/13/2010 12:19:34 PM PST by Clovis_Skeptic (The answer to 1984 is 1776!)
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Comment #43 Removed by Moderator

To: Clovis_Skeptic

If this is the case I totally misunderstood “Your screen name says it all” and I apologize for that. I still don’t understand it but I’ll just have to add it to the list. (Of things I don’t understand)


44 posted on 11/13/2010 12:47:34 PM PST by BattleFlag
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To: raccoonradio
a woman from Texas pledged to send 1 million flags to the California school

God bless this woman.

45 posted on 11/13/2010 3:09:38 PM PST by calcowgirl
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To: raccoonradio

Title should be: School Responds, “We Thought Only Liberals had First Amendment Rights.”


46 posted on 11/13/2010 11:06:50 PM PST by Kevmo (Has Obama resigned yet?)
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To: bboop
Gee, radical decision — they have decided to focus on the students who were CAUSING the problem.

Long ago Justice stopped being what is right, and was perverted to what is convenient.

This is specially true of the most incompetent bureaucrats and "public" employees.

Unless they are seriously challenged, which they seldom are.

47 posted on 11/14/2010 11:46:08 AM PST by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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