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Teacher Told 11-Year-Old Drawing Of American Flag Would “Offend” Other Students
Posted By admin On May 13, 2011 @ 9:23 am In Featured Stories,U.S. News | Comments Disabled
Friday, May 13, 2011
ORANGE, Mass. (WWLP) – A civil rights controversy is brewing at an elementary school in the Town of Orange, and it all surrounds an11 year-old’s drawing of the American Flag.
The family of Frankie Girard is claiming that their son’s civil rights were violated after a teacher allegedly told him that hanging his picture of the American flag would offend another student.
The Butterfield Elementary School is at the center of controversy for the incident on Monday. According to Frankie Girard’s father, John, the boy was in art class drawing a picture.
“He was denied hanging the flag up. And, he asked if he could just even hang it on his desk, and he was told no. He could take the picture that he drew and take it home and be proud of it there,” Girard said.
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