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American flag confiscated from 7th-grade student
Fox 25 (Boston) ^ | September 15, 2011

Posted on 09/15/2011 10:11:16 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

DOVER, N.H. (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - Old Glory hangs proudly in the hallway at Dover Middle school where the pledge of allegiance is recited every morning. But there was a breach in school policy when a 7th grader, who is also autistic, brought his flag to school.

The flag was taken away because school officials said it could be used as a weapon.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: flag; patriotism
Seems like the school is saying it is sorry only because it was caught.
1 posted on 09/15/2011 10:11:19 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yes-The American Flag is the greatest weapon of Freedom.


2 posted on 09/15/2011 10:13:37 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: ConservativeStatement

That’s the only reason anybody apologizes any more.


3 posted on 09/15/2011 10:24:28 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you gotta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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The flag was taken away because school officials said it could be used as a weapon.

They'd better take away pencils and pens, because they can be used to stab people.

They'd better remove all ring binders, because kids can squeeze each others' noses, fingers or genitals in the prongs.

They really should rethink having desks and chairs, because they can be thrown at other children.

Also, any neckties, belts, socks or scarves can be used to strangle others.

Lunchboxes? The hard ones are blunt objects and the soft ones can be stuffed into the victim's mouth or zipped over the head to suffocate.

Food itself can be stuffed into others' orifices.

Any bottles of liquid like water, milk or juice can blind someone temporarily or be used to hit them over the head.

Shoes? Blunt objects.

Shirts, dresses, pants... nooses.

The solution? Come to school naked, hungry and with no learning equipment. The teachers will like it. Stripping vulnerable children of any defense whatsoever has been the objective of government schools for quite some time now.

4 posted on 09/15/2011 10:25:18 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (To ACLU & its plaintiffs: Stop dragging the public into your personal struggle w/ God. -Mark Baisley)
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To: ConservativeStatement

U can’t make this sh!t up.


5 posted on 09/15/2011 10:26:33 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: TruthHound

yep.


6 posted on 09/15/2011 10:27:54 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The Left hates the American Flag because to them it represents the Republican Party. Any honor to the American Flag is reinforcing the values of traditional America which for most part is supported by the Republican Party.


7 posted on 09/15/2011 10:28:00 PM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The most dangerous thing in that school is the staff—and that is not a flag staff.


8 posted on 09/15/2011 10:33:26 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

WTF is going on?
Welcome to the new world order.


9 posted on 09/15/2011 10:33:59 PM PDT by svcw ( http://www.internetlastpage.com)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The stick was the problem, not the flag...even though it was only the flag that could be initially seen from his backpack. Don’t let yourself be fooled, it was the flag that was the problem. And we trust these idiots to edumacate our children.


10 posted on 09/15/2011 10:41:35 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sounds like he never got it back. They probably threw it in the trash.


11 posted on 09/15/2011 10:42:48 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Not sure who is the teacher/V. principle and who is the student.

I think this student just taught the adults a BIG lesson they will never forget, even on the unemployment line.

PS: I have two scars on my knee from Junior High School when I was unprovokedly (is that a real word or did I just make it up) stabbed by a friend (he was a little strange, come to think of it) Nobody seized the pencil. Today they would make the pencil attend a sensitivity class.


12 posted on 09/15/2011 10:44:10 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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Fire the school super they’re the one’s who make these goofy policies ...Those school supers make a ton of money courtesy of the NEA ...If they start to become “redundant” the deffication will stop....


13 posted on 09/15/2011 10:44:22 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (To punish a province let it be ruled by a professor Fredrick The Great paraphrased)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The real shame is that between colleges and unions, educators are taught and compelled to be this way.


14 posted on 09/15/2011 10:46:12 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

We had a pencil-stabbing when I was in grade school. The kid got into some trouble for assaulting a student. Pencils remained unregulated, thank God.


15 posted on 09/15/2011 10:48:18 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Do they use pencils at schools anymore? Dumbasses.


16 posted on 09/15/2011 10:48:32 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: ConservativeStatement

I think it was the sense of patriotism that scared the school & not the notion that is was a weapon.


17 posted on 09/15/2011 10:51:05 PM PDT by Republic_of_Secession.
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>> The flag was taken away because school officials said it could be used as a weapon.

Dangerous enough to make the Left wet their panties.

Kudos to the autistic kid.


18 posted on 09/15/2011 10:52:00 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: Republic_of_Secession.

Just an opportunity to bully a child.


19 posted on 09/15/2011 10:58:54 PM PDT by healy61
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To: ConservativeStatement

The Massholes are at it again.

NH used to be a reliably conservative state until they were invaded.


20 posted on 09/15/2011 11:01:02 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’ll admit it: When I first say the headline, I thought the reason would be that the flag would “offend” someone.


21 posted on 09/15/2011 11:07:35 PM PDT by Sapper26 (Political Refugee From the Obamanation)
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But if the kid wrapped it up and wore it like a diaper, he would be heralded as a clever and imaginative boy with lots of potential.


22 posted on 09/15/2011 11:25:36 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: Albion Wilde

Like they do in some prisons, lets bolt or weld everything to the floor. Then we can hand out grease pens and circles of paper so no one gets hurt.


23 posted on 09/16/2011 12:33:44 AM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: monkeyshine

Wow, that sounds like it has big NEA Grant potential!


24 posted on 09/16/2011 1:18:55 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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I have a simple solution. Tie a small flag to a pencil.


25 posted on 09/16/2011 2:57:25 AM PDT by vollmond (I'm an issues voter. If you're a Democrat, I've got issues.)
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To: bunkerhill7

Michelle Obama would not make such a big deal over a flag.


26 posted on 09/16/2011 3:03:51 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Thy banner makes tyranny tremble
When borne by the red white and blue


27 posted on 09/16/2011 4:02:44 AM PDT by Frankss
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To: ConservativeStatement

Thy banner makes tyranny tremble
When borne by the red white and blue


28 posted on 09/16/2011 4:02:54 AM PDT by Frankss
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If a flag is a potential weapon, then shirts, pants, & shoes are also potential weapons, & should be banned. Certainly pens & pencils are pointy & dangerous objects. A crayon could be used to stab someone in the eye. Books are known deadly weapons.

Come to think of it, given the recent bad behavior of WI teachers, perhaps teachers are too dangerous to allow into the classroom.

If we ever return to sanity, we will realize that virtually all inanimate objects can be used as a weapon. Therefore, banning weapons is not the solution. Banning, arresting, jailing, & executing dangerous people is the only practical way to minimize violence. Penalties for violent perps should be swift, sure, & extremely harsh.

29 posted on 09/16/2011 4:17:35 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

My American Legion post has a “Flags, for First Graders program”.

We go to schools on Veterans Day, and give a flag and Patriotic Brochure to all First Grade kids.

Haven’t lost a kid yet.


30 posted on 09/16/2011 4:39:04 AM PDT by Venturer
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The ugly truth and a star for all points. When do we stop the madness, , ,
31 posted on 09/16/2011 4:51:54 AM PDT by cricket
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