Teacher placed on leave for allegedly stomping flag in front of class1/10/2013
A high school teacher in South Carolina has been placed on administrative leave while allegations that he stomped on an American flag in front of his class are investigated. Parent Michael Copeland recounted that his daughter told him Chapin High English teacher Scott Compton took down the flag from their classroom and asked his students if it meant anything beyond being a piece of cloth. He then reportedly threw it to the ground and stomped on it, saying, according to Copeland's daughter, that "it's just a piece of cloth that doesn't mean anything." It's unclear what consequences Compton could be facing, but a spokesman for the school district said teachers are cautioned against expressing personal opinions in class. [Source]
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