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(South Carolina - Government Education) Teacher Who Stomped on Flag Receives $85,000 Settlement
Biz Pac Review ^ | May 7, 2013 | Michael Dorstewitz

Posted on 05/07/2013 7:04:20 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

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Teacher who stomped on flag receives $85,000 settlement

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The South Carolina teacher placed on administrative leave after throwing an American flag on the floor and stomping on it was paid $85,000 as part of an out-of-court settlement in a case arising out of that incident.

The settlement does not include the salary that Chapin High School English teacher Scott Compton will continue to receive until June 7, according to The State. He continues to get paid although he was placed on leave in January and submitted his resignation on Mar. 27.

“Prior to his resignation, attorneys for Mr. Compton informed district attorneys that he had prepared a complaint for filing in federal court,” Lexington-Richland 5 spokesman Mark Bounds said, The State reported.

“Based on financial considerations related to anticipated legal fees to defend such a suit, the insurer made the decision to make a monetary (offer) to Mr. Compton. He accepted the offer.”

The incident first arose in early January when one of Compton’s Honor English students described the events to her father. As he stomped on the flag, he reported said, “This is a symbol, but it’s only a piece of cloth. It doesn’t mean anything.” The father, Michael Copeland, later complained to school authorities and his complaint led to Compton being placed on paid administrative leave.

The State went on to report:

Lexington-Richland 5 taxpayers also will foot the bill for more than $31,500 in attorney fees, records obtained by The State newspaper under a state Freedom of Information Act request show.

The $85,000 payment was described as “a compromise and resolution of disputed claims,” the records say.

Disrespect for one’s country pays off these days.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: boardofeducation; commiebastard; elizabethbusch; flagdesecration; governmentschools; marksanford; obamanation; publiceducation; ratbastard; reddiaperdoperbaby; southcarolina; stephencolbert; teachersunion
I wouldn't be surpised if this commie r@t b@stard union teacher donates a few grand from his ill gotten $85 K to the DNC; he can then expect a nice cushy Obama bureaucratic appointee job at the Department of Education in D.C.
1 posted on 05/07/2013 7:04:20 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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More background new story ...

Chapin teacher got $85,000 in flag stomping deal

Read more here:

http://www.thestate.com/2013/05/06/2759418/chapin-teacher-got-85000-in-flag.html?utm_source=feedly##storylink=cpy


2 posted on 05/07/2013 7:05:04 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER
Chapin High School English teacher Scott Compton

Would this individual happen to be available for a good beating?

3 posted on 05/07/2013 7:10:47 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Such a brave teacher showing how brave he is by stomping on the American flag

Now do it with the koran.

Not so brave anymore.

“This is a symbol, but it’s only a piece of cloth. It doesn’t mean anything.” The father, Michael Copeland, later complained to school authorities and his complaint led to Compton being placed on paid administrative leave.

4 posted on 05/07/2013 7:18:51 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: DogByte6RER

There is big money in trashing America these days. It’s an ObamaNation thing.


5 posted on 05/07/2013 7:21:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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6 posted on 05/07/2013 7:22:01 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DogByte6RER

He needs his balls stomped flat, is what he needs...


7 posted on 05/07/2013 7:23:16 PM PDT by thoolou ("Technology is driven by those who understand it the least" - Unknown)
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To: thoolou

You are assuming facts not in evidence.


8 posted on 05/07/2013 7:24:15 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: thoolou

So who caved?


9 posted on 05/07/2013 7:24:30 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970

Insurance company, playing the odds of defending the County.

Pay the skumbag lawyers now, or pay them later.


10 posted on 05/07/2013 7:27:47 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: BwanaNdege

Documentation, BN, please!

OK

“Based on financial considerations related to anticipated legal fees to defend such a suit, the insurer made the decision to make a monetary (offer) to Mr. Compton. He accepted the offer.”


11 posted on 05/07/2013 7:28:55 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: DogByte6RER

$85 Thousand Dollars.

Pretty cheap trade for his soul. (assuming he still had one)


12 posted on 05/07/2013 7:32:08 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: thoolou

“He needs his balls stomped flat, is what he needs...”
__________________________________________

Now now comrade...You are now a member of the USSA.
Love it or do as I did, leave it.
America, just as central Europe, MAY recover, but not in my lifetime.


13 posted on 05/07/2013 7:50:08 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: DogByte6RER

pretty frickin ridiculous that you can’t fire somebody just cause he is an asshole.


14 posted on 05/07/2013 8:10:57 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: eyeamok
Wow, the teachers union is REALLY getting tough.

$85,000, and collecting a taxpayer provided check through July.

How WILL this guy squeak by?

Maybe have to sell one of his jet skis.

15 posted on 05/07/2013 8:30:35 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: DogByte6RER

If I stomp HIM instead of a flag, can I get $85,000?

Actually, I’ll do it for $50,000.


16 posted on 05/07/2013 8:33:46 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

I’d do it for free. Heck, might even pay...


17 posted on 05/07/2013 8:54:49 PM PDT by thoolou ("Technology is driven by those who understand it the least" - Unknown)
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To: ilovesarah2012

As small as they may be...


18 posted on 05/07/2013 8:56:50 PM PDT by thoolou ("Technology is driven by those who understand it the least" - Unknown)
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To: DogByte6RER

Definitely in the running of “Teacher of the Year” under the Obama Administration for 2013.


19 posted on 05/08/2013 3:38:50 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: thoolou

Yep


20 posted on 05/08/2013 4:15:14 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: DogByte6RER

Why shouldn’t she be rewarded? Ask any good one world socialist. Look how US rewarded Bill Ayers and Barrack Obama when they dispersed millions from the Annenberg fund forerunning the formatting of Core curriculum.

Herr Professor Ayres who never stepped on a IED but threw them, wiped his feet on the US flag. Is still redefining “republicanism=communisim” and getting paid for it. While his comrade, Associate Prof B.H.Obama is President of the United States is busy changing it while raising millions in “campaign funds”.


21 posted on 05/08/2013 8:33:50 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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