[Ed. – No matter what the symbol is, no one should be suspended from school for posing with it. If it’s an ISIS-style shahada flag, investigate the family and put them in the terror-links database. But posing with a flag is political speech; if you want the option of suspending students over it, go administer a private school.]
[A] group of seven middle school students in Round Rock, Texas, were suspended over a picture in which they posed with a Confederate battle flag.
The picture was discovered when an assistant principal searched through a student’s phone.
Complicating matters even further is the fact that one of the students recently received homework assignments with pictures of the flag.
Victor Skinner added:
Ironically, parent Andy Birdwell told Fox 7 his 14-year-old son is one of seven students suspended at Round Rock Ridgeview Middle School for two days for posing in a picture of the Confederate flag in the school bathroom – a picture that was discovered by an assistant principal who was searching through a student’s phone.
“I called up there yesterday asking for a copy of the disciplinary action and his statement was to me that the boys were holding up a Confederate flag and that is a sign of slavery,” Birdwell said, adding that his son has received homework assignments with the alleged symbol of slavery in the past.