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South Carolina teacher on leave for stomping on American flag in front of class
The Daily Caller ^ | 01/09/13 | Eric Owens

Posted on 01/09/2013 12:45:05 PM PST by rottndog

A high school teacher in South Carolina is under investigation and has been placed on long-term administrative leave after he allegedly threw an American flag on the floor and stomped on it in front of his students.

Scott Compton, an English teacher at Chapin High School in Chapin, S.C., reprised the unpatriotic deed in three classes over the course of one day, reports local NBC affiliate WIS.

One parent, Michael Copeland, said he heard his teenage daughter discussing the incident and asked her to tell him the whole story.

“He drew a couple of symbols, like one of them was a cross, and he said, ‘What does this represent,’ and everybody said, ‘Christianity,’” Copeland explained to WIS.

“Then he proceeds to take down the American flag, and said, ‘This is a symbol, but it’s only a piece of cloth. It doesn’t mean anything,’ and then he throws it down on the floor and then stomps on it, repeatedly,” Copeland continued.

“I asked what was he trying to get, the point across? And she said, ‘I don’t know,’ and he said, his explanation was there would be no consequences, it’s just a piece of cloth that doesn’t mean anything.”

Perhaps ironically, however, Compton would soon face consequences.

Mark Bounds, a spokesperson for the school district, told WIS that the district frequently cautions teachers to avoid introducing personal opinions in the classroom.

“Our superintendent served in the military, I served in the military for 20 years, our flag is a symbol of our freedom, and so many people have fought and died for that liberty, and so we take this action very seriously,” Bounds added.

According to FITSNews, a South Carolina-based conservative news and entertain website, people in the Chapin High community describe Compton a “good teacher” who is “very liberal” and “wears it on his sleeve in the classroom.”

A substitute teacher will fill in for Compton for the remainder of the school year, according to WIS.


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KEYWORDS: academicbias; alinskytactics; antiamericanism; corruption; cultureofcorruption; democrats; liberals; mentalillness; naughtyteacherslist; publicschools; usflag
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Another reason to home school.
1 posted on 01/09/2013 12:45:16 PM PST by rottndog
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To: rottndog
He should be horsewhipped.
2 posted on 01/09/2013 12:48:47 PM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: rottndog
A graduate of the Bill Ayers School of Pedagogy, no doubt.


3 posted on 01/09/2013 12:50:14 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: rottndog
"A substitute teacher will fill in for Compton for the remainder of the school year, according to WIS."


4 posted on 01/09/2013 12:50:24 PM PST by ILS21R (Everything is a conspiracy. No? You're living in one.)
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To: rottndog

The ACLU will defend him and get him reinstated with back pay. The student will be suspended.


5 posted on 01/09/2013 12:51:36 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: rottndog

I buried some good men under that flag, including my Dad. You want to make a point about how unhappy you are with the country, dance on a photo of the President.


6 posted on 01/09/2013 12:54:19 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: rottndog

“..........who is “very liberal” and “wears it on his sleeve in the classroom.”

So there ya are the answer to the question. It comes from their noses.


7 posted on 01/09/2013 12:54:37 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: blueunicorn6

>>I buried some good men under that flag, including my Dad. You want to make a point about how unhappy you are with the country, dance on a photo of the President.<<

I suggest we throw this guy on the ground and stomp on HIM.

And then send him to Venezuela, where he will be happy.


8 posted on 01/09/2013 12:57:42 PM PST by freedumb2003 (MOLON LABE)
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To: blueunicorn6

What a great piece of political free speech that would be...

that woouldn’t be very protected.

THAT’s OFFENSIVE!!

/ s


9 posted on 01/09/2013 12:58:12 PM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: blueunicorn6

great comment


10 posted on 01/09/2013 12:59:13 PM PST by alphadog (2nd Bn. 3rd Marines, Vietnam, class of 68)
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To: rottndog

No worries. A job awaits him in the SC Community College system. Only rabid lefties need apply. And, for crying out loud, this is SOUTH Carolina!


11 posted on 01/09/2013 1:00:54 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: rottndog

Why just him? He’s merely done in reality what the public school system has been effectively doing for decades.


12 posted on 01/09/2013 1:06:37 PM PST by Noumenon (One individual with courage, determination and a rifle can change the course of history.)
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To: rottndog

In other time the flag would not have been the only thing stompted at the school.


13 posted on 01/09/2013 1:08:17 PM PST by AU72
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Here's some free speech...


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14 posted on 01/09/2013 1:08:17 PM PST by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: rottndog; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
As rottndog wrote in reply #1, "Another reason to home school."

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15 posted on 01/09/2013 1:15:48 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: rottndog; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
As rottndog wrote in reply #1, "Another reason to home school."

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16 posted on 01/09/2013 1:15:55 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: rottndog; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
As rottndog wrote in reply #1, "Another reason to home school."

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17 posted on 01/09/2013 1:17:03 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: rottndog

In all fairness to balanced presentation, they ought to have some Marine veterans from WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, Gulf War, Iraq, and Afghanistan come in and talk a bit about what the flag represents. (sorry if I did not name all of the applicable wars/conflicts that should be represented.)


18 posted on 01/09/2013 1:21:09 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: rottndog

The kind of guy that should come up rejected on a gun background check....a progressive and mentally unstable!


19 posted on 01/09/2013 1:22:13 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Save the nation, have your family's progressives spayed or neutered.)
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To: NEMDF

Balance...something the Left is incapable of.


20 posted on 01/09/2013 1:27:49 PM PST by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: upchuck

Any anyone qualified (by residence) can run for a SC School District board. Even homeschool parents. Just because it isn’t done yet doesn’t mean it couldn’t be done.


21 posted on 01/09/2013 1:29:07 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: NEMDF
In all fairness to balanced presentation, they ought to have some Marine veterans from WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, Gulf War, Iraq, and Afghanistan come in and talk a bit about what the flag represents.

I thought you were going to say "...come in and stomp on the teacher". But talking to the students might work too!

22 posted on 01/09/2013 1:34:35 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: rottndog

This idiot is dying to sue for “free speech”. Of course, if the students had stomped all over a poster of obama’s face, they would probably be arrestede for terror threats against the LIAR in chief.


23 posted on 01/09/2013 1:40:13 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: a fool in paradise

Yeah, I like your idea better.


24 posted on 01/09/2013 1:41:20 PM PST by firebasecody (Orthodoxy, proclaiming the Truth since AD 33)
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To: freeangel

Well, instead of a poster of Obama, how about a copy of the Koran (with a bacon bookmark inside)?


25 posted on 01/09/2013 2:02:49 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Ted Kennedy's Oldsmobile has killed more people than my guns.)
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To: rottndog

with pay, right?


26 posted on 01/09/2013 2:07:37 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SkyDancer

Likely he will be paid while suspended regardless of the outcome.


27 posted on 01/09/2013 2:17:29 PM PST by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: rottndog
‘This is a symbol, but it’s only a piece of cloth. It doesn’t mean anything,’

Poor guy doesn't have a clue what a symbol is.

The flag IS a piece of cloth, but it is not ONLY a piece of cloth because of what it means to many people. That's what a symbol is, something that represents something else.

28 posted on 01/09/2013 2:24:48 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: rottndog

At this point, parents need to face the unhappy truth that if they fail to pull their children out of hell, they are abandoning their souls.

On a soul level parents will not get away scott free on this account. God did not bless people with precious babies so they could be raised by devils.

The choice is now very stark.


29 posted on 01/09/2013 2:31:50 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: blueunicorn6

Post of the day.


30 posted on 01/09/2013 2:32:05 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Resettozero

Homeschool parents should organize to quietly take over the school boards. It’s fantasic that they are rescuing the minds and souls of their own children as is their duty as a parent of God’s child. It would be double great if they could rescue the kids abandoned to the demons by their stupid, low information parents. They should go for vouchers.


31 posted on 01/09/2013 2:36:34 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson
God did not bless people with precious babies so they could be raised by devils.

Second outstanding post on this thread...

32 posted on 01/09/2013 2:37:59 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SaraJohnson
Homeschool parents should organize to quietly take over the school boards.

My sentiments exactly. But why "quietly"? Is that a reference to the old Silent Majority?
33 posted on 01/09/2013 2:40:05 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

I can totally agree with that. A few I know that are in postions of power in the system are hard lefists.


34 posted on 01/09/2013 2:45:44 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Maybe this guy needs to understand that a good ole a$$kicking is a symbol also


35 posted on 01/09/2013 2:54:47 PM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: rottndog; Impy; Perdogg; Clintonfatigued; Clemenza; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; campaignPete R-CT

I can understand some Stalinist puke indoctocrat losing his $hit in a history/social studies class, but what in the hell does this have to do with an ENGLISH class ?


36 posted on 01/09/2013 3:05:45 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

My psychology teacher in high school was pro-sandinista and showed us a pro-sandinista film in high school.


37 posted on 01/09/2013 3:09:04 PM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Robe
Maybe this guy needs to understand that a good ole a$$kicking is a symbol also


38 posted on 01/09/2013 3:09:30 PM PST by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: Perdogg

My social studies teacher in the 7th grade (1986) brought in some pro-Sandinista nutter, too (I believe he was a “journalist”). I was not impressed.


39 posted on 01/09/2013 3:13:54 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Two undeniable facts about this that demonstrate the idiot was pushing his own agenda rather than simply trying to make a point about symbolism:

The act of desecrating the US Flag (burning, defacing, stepping on, etc.) is a specific and overt political statement. NO ONE, especially a ‘college educated’ American, that knows the issues surrounding flag desecration doesn’t understand this.

If the idiot is simply trying teach students this concept, why physically take the actual flag and walk on it? There is an infinite number of images out there showing people doing what the teacher claims to be describing. Stomping of the flag was him expressing his personal beliefs.


40 posted on 01/09/2013 3:22:43 PM PST by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: Resettozero

We took over local school boards across the Nation quietly in the past and the Leftists were not ready. So that is why I suggested they do it quietly.

Run on whatever appeals to parents, get in and then ream the leftists into orbit. “We are changing the focus to academic performace and moral independence.” We had an agenda that was politically stated in an acceptable way - a total change of direction, before we went in and popped it on them.

Be a wise cabal....like your enemy only for good instead of evil. It takes the lefties at least two years to figure out who you are and that you are setting out to retire them.


41 posted on 01/09/2013 3:51:48 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: RetiredTexasVet

He probably would come up “rejected.” He’s probably a wife beater.


42 posted on 01/09/2013 4:01:05 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; rottndog; Impy; Perdogg; Clintonfatigued; Clemenza; GOPsterinMA; ...
>> I can understand some Stalinist puke indoctocrat losing his $hit in a history/social studies class, but what in the hell does this have to do with an ENGLISH class ? <<

The leftists in academia are unhinged and can't control their insane outbursts. I graduated from a fine and performing arts college with a B.A. in film & video, and for our commencement address I had to listen to some socialist blowhard give a rant against Creationism and the Iraq War. How this related to "arts" is beyond me.

43 posted on 01/09/2013 4:01:40 PM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: rottndog

photo?


44 posted on 01/09/2013 4:01:57 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
Can't find a picture of the perp...but here's a news report:

Midlands teacher accused of stomping on American flag in class(WISTV 10 video report)

45 posted on 01/09/2013 4:25:05 PM PST by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: onedoug

Oh Carolina.....


46 posted on 01/09/2013 4:28:38 PM PST by windcliff
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To: rottndog

Bet he is a gameock.


47 posted on 01/09/2013 4:48:52 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Gamecock


48 posted on 01/09/2013 4:53:06 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: rottndog
Appreciate the backup..great minds and all that
49 posted on 01/09/2013 5:48:48 PM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Nah, didn’t like the red, white and blue ‘cause he prefers orange.


50 posted on 01/09/2013 7:49:53 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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