Illinois News – Illinois Teacher Steps on Flag

Parents of students who witnessed teacher stomping on an American Flag during class. (Photo via Fox News)
Parents of students who witnessed teacher stomping on an American Flag during class. (Photo via Fox News)

Recently, an Illinois teacher upset several students and a community when he stepped on the American Flag. According to the website OverpassesForAmerica, via Fox News, An Illinois town is in an uproar after a teacher allegedly stomped on a flag in front of his students. Two parents of children at Martinsville High School were on “Fox and Friends” this morning to discuss the ordeal. Gina Gibson said that the unnamed teacher was using the American flag as a pointer in the classroom, even though students objected to the flag being used in that manner. She said the students cautioned the teacher not to let Old Glory touch the floor, and that’s when he stomped on the flag, telling his students that it was his right to do so.

Martinsville High Schoo. (Photo from School Website)
Martinsville High Schoo. (Photo from School Website)

Gibson said that some students – her son included – were sent to the office to be given detention for refusing to lift their heads off of their desks following the teacher’s actions. “It’s just a horrible thing to happen in small town USA,” Gibson said. “We live in a small community to avoid these type of issues.” Parent Daniel Truelove said that he supports the school’s administration, but he is protesting that someone stepped on the flag “on [his] dime.” 
The teacher has been suspended through the end of the year, but Gibson said that she believes he should lose his job.

You can go to their website for contact information. Martinsville High School. Please contact them and express your displeasure with the teacher that disrespected our Nations Flag. (Please note, there is a Press release from the school expressing their position of the incident dated May 15)

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