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Students and Flag T-shirts: Four Americans Singled Out

Four students have been singled out for wearing American flag t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo, as a result have become the focus of media attention. Live Oak High School officials asked these four students to take their t-shirts off and turn them inside-out so that other students could not see the American flag.

The reason for this was to avoid any confrontations during Cinco de Mayo. This has already caused a storm with more than 200 Hispanic students walking out of the school to demonstrate their support for Mexico. This is certainly big news and has now gone viral.

Live Oak sophomore said “It’s disrespectful to do it on Cinco de Mayo.” He went on to say “They can be a patriot on some other day. Not that specific day.” There have been calls for the four students to be suspended or expelled, but is this taking things too far?

According to MorganHillTimes, the four students who wore the red white and blue flag t-shirts said that by not allowing them to wear them was a violation of the First Amendment.

Do you think that it was right to ask the students to turn their t-shirts inside out?

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Craig
Craig

SCREW THIS PC CRAP, IF THEY BITCH, SEND THEIR SORRY ASSES ACROSS THE FFING BORDER.

Geoff
Geoff

I guarantee you if you take the 200 students who walked out "In support of Mexico", and drop them off in Tijuana — they will be begging to get back into this country. And if for some reason they wanted to stay in Mexico, who here would really miss 200 ungrateful, unpatriotic, and absurdly easily offended Hispanics? Also, I'm pretty sure the US is the ONLY country in the world that is now so terrified of being politically incorrect that we turn our backs on our own flag. In what other country could you go, as a foreigner, wearing the… Read more »

Alex
Alex

The Italians integrated. The Irish integrated. The Chinese and the English and the russians integrated. Can the Mexicans please follow suite, especially the ones that are here without going through official channels?

And, ‘they can be patriotic some other day’ boy can tale a long walk of a short pier. Seriously? Kids these days…

Vykkdraco
Vykkdraco

This country has gotten to the point where the entire nation is so worried about offending others that we don't know when our own rights are being violated. I don't care what is going on, what day, what religion, what nation, what planet, what galaxy, what universe I am in. The day that I am penalized for wearing an american flag, is the day that I prepare for the start of another war. I am an american and I wear a flag on my uniform everyday. Come to kuwait where I currently am and tell me that on your "8th… Read more »

adam darst
adam darst

“They can be a patriot on some other day. Not that specific day.”

This is why we need to control who comes inside our borders. The day someone from another country has the balls to tell me when to be a patriot or not, is the day we need to put these non patriots down.

xero1221
xero1221

I think the fact that a small group of kids wearing a Flag T-shirt making ANY heads turn at all is a bad sign of things to come. It shouldn't matter what day they wore that T-shirt on, and I'm sure that these kids DID wear that shirt on purpose, but that shouldn't even matter. So now we can't protest any more? I'll believe that it was some small form of protest going on, but who really cares??? Our nation was ultimately founded by protesters if you think about it. And it has only gotten better through protesters that fought… Read more »

jeff
jeff

this is the worst thing that i have ever heard of. why would these kids get punished for something like this. thats like saying that someone who doesnt say the plege of aligence in the morning can get punished, and you dont see anything like that happening. what about all the people that dont wear green on st. patricks day? better get those kids as well. this is america, land of the free becuase of the brave that fought and died for the right to fly that flag. i dont even know why we celebrate something like cinco de mayo… Read more »

jenny
jenny

if they are so proud of their country and dont want people wearing american flag t-shirts… GO BACK TO MEXICO… this is america!! we can wear a shirt to support our country any day of the year. this makes me so upset, i cant believe that school punished those kids. they should be punished.. were they mexicans… hm… that would be interesting. i cant believe that students were protesting lmao i wonder if they know they are america.. seriously. thats just nuts. yeah if you dont like it, dont be here. go to mexico, take all your friends, and stay!

Jerry
Jerry

No, it is never bad to show you're patriotism. I might also point out that we DO NOT live in Mexico, we live in the dear old USA. Would the Irish be offended by wearing a flag t-shirt on St. Patrick's Day? I think not! These people need to not be offended so easily..

Gurrg
Gurrg

So wait… 200 kids left school "to show support" for Mexico? Right… I would have walked out too. What an excuse to miss class!

On a more serious note: People need to stop being offended so easily. Grow some skin. Its not like the shirts said something like "CInco de Mayo is stupid" or anything.

David Davidson
David Davidson

All of you seem to be saying the same thing. You all think they should be able to be patriotic everyday of the year but you are only looking at one side of the issue. Could these students have worn these shirts purposely to start a confrontation? Do these students have a history of racism? I do not pretend to know what happened but i do know that this is a country of immigrants and just because you were lucky to be born american does not mean you are american. Your ignorance is apparent. We will all eventually die from… Read more »

Sensible
Sensible

If one wore a French flag shirt it would be making a statement. After all, it was Mexico's victory against the french that made Cinco de Mayo possible. Next Cinco, I'm wearing french and american flags. Only highschool students, polarized by external issues would be so reactive to a flag. The average CITIZEN or Naturalized Immigrant respects your right to practice religion, adorn yourself as you see fit, and speak your mind. Peacable democracy. It is the school's failure to properly educate its students, regardless of heritage, about the freedom of speech, expression, and RESPECT of other people and cultures,… Read more »

patti
patti

I think its sad that these couldnt wear their american flag i think this is a digrace to america that you have a right to wear whatever you wont this is so unfair to these kids because this used to be A merica it is not what it used to be how is this such a disgrace to our country were Americans we should have the right to say what we want to and be proud of our american flag what is our world coming to you if you cant stand america go back to were you all belong dont… Read more »

Jim
Jim

If the mexicans are so proud of their country, why dont they go back to the country they have destroyed? What are they trying to do now, destroy this one along with Mexico? Where will they go next, Canada? I say America love it or leave it. That principal needs to be fired. Those kids wearing the flag will be our next generation heros. Cinco de Mayo is not even a real holiday, it was stared by corona beer company, go figure. God Bess America, I hope i offended some with that remark.

Darlene
Darlene

I am behind the new immigration law in Arizona 100%.

Darlene
Darlene

FIRE THE VICE PRINCIPAL! SUSPEND ALL THE STUDENTS THAT PROTESTED THE RIGHT OF THE PATRIOT 4 TO WEAR OUR FLAG ANY DAY THEY CHOOSE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Darlene
Darlene

FIRE THE VICE PRINCIPAL! SUSPEND ALL THE STUDENTS THAT PROTESTED THE RIGHT OF THE PATRIOT 4 TO WEAR OUR FLAG ANY DAY THEY CHOOSE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Grace
Grace

I would like to state the fact that this is a holiday that is not even celebrated in Mexico. I am Mexican and think that the U.S. makes a bigger deal out of a day that isnt even looked upon in Mexico. It doesnt make it correct the fact that they couldnt wear their shirts, its stupid. I woouldnt get offended if anyone wore an American Flag and maybe they should take a look at the principle who allowed this to go on, I doubt he was Mexican. However, for all the responses that say go back to your country… Read more »

Proud2BAmerican
Proud2BAmerican

This is the United States of America…any visitors or immigrants should respect OUR laws OUR constitution, OUR right to show support of our very own country. If you don't like OUR laws, OUR constitution, OUR NATIONAL observances of American Holidays, then you are welcome to leave. We (Americans) wouldn't dare to move to another country and EXPECT that country's citizens to buckle to our demands. Why should we be expected to do that in OUR OWN country? I realize that this country was founded BY immigrants, but I doubt ANY of them at that time would have EXPECTED our nation… Read more »

Mike C
Mike C

Here is a clue, this is the United States of America, not Mexico. I can appreciate the people that celebrate Cinco De Mayo but look at where you are….THE USA, as for the 200 students that left in protest let the little snots go and never come back….oh yeah and here is another clue…..LEARN THE LANGUAGE….I am so sick and tired of having to hit one if I want to hear something in English the national language should be English and you should have to learn it if you are going to live here.

Sventi
Sventi

America is too patriotic it is becoming narcissistic- But anyway it is completely absurd that the students be told that. I hope they get fired.

Sventi
Sventi

America is too patriotic it is becoming narcissistic- But anyway it is completely absurd that the students be told that. I hope they get fired.

Sventi
Sventi

America is too patriotic it is becoming narcissistic- But anyway it is completely absurd that the students be told that. I hope they get fired.

Ellis Clevenger
Ellis Clevenger

I have the perfect plan for the Hipanic students who said they were offended by the wearing of the American flag by the "Patriotic Four". Send them on a field trip to Mexico. One way. Let's see how much they change their tune once they get there. No matter what they might think (and learn in school?), this is not the Estados Unites de Mexico. THIS IS THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA. The Hipsanic community should get used to the idea.

Ellis Clevenger
Ellis Clevenger

I have the perfect plan for the Hipanic students who said they were offended by the wearing of the American flag by the "Patriotic Four". Send them on a field trip to Mexico. One way. Let's see how much they change their tune once they get there. No matter what they might think (and learn in school?), this is not the Estados Unites de Mexico. THIS IS THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA. The Hipsanic community should get used to the idea.

Ellis Clevenger
Ellis Clevenger

I have the perfect plan for the Hipanic students who said they were offended by the wearing of the American flag by the "Patriotic Four". Send them on a field trip to Mexico. One way. Let's see how much they change their tune once they get there. No matter what they might think (and learn in school?), this is not the Estados Unites de Mexico. THIS IS THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA. The Hipsanic community should get used to the idea.

philogical

At no time should the American flag be placed in a subservient position to another country while being flown or worn in this country. It makes no matter what country your ancestry comes from or what day it is. If you wish to live here and call yourself an American then show the respect to the nation that it deserves. Remember this though; you have all of the rights that our country can give you, too include the right to leave. This hate America first tactic is straight from the old Russian Soviet play book. First you divide the people… Read more »

philogical

At no time should the American flag be placed in a subservient position to another country while being flown or worn in this country. It makes no matter what country your ancestry comes from or what day it is. If you wish to live here and call yourself an American then show the respect to the nation that it deserves. Remember this though; you have all of the rights that our country can give you, too include the right to leave. This hate America first tactic is straight from the old Russian Soviet play book. First you divide the people… Read more »

Matt Krausmann
Matt Krausmann

Wait , , , the students were within THEIR rights to wear the shirts so they are threatened with expulsion, while the students that walked out of scholl were doing so against school regulations . . . but I don't hear anyone threatening them with expulsion!!!!! Seems the school has it backwards . . .An american citizen has the right to be an AMERICDAN 24/7 in his or her own country regardless of what day of the year it is!!! Grow up America . . .the invasion continues!!!!!

Matt Krausmann
Matt Krausmann

Wait , , , the students were within THEIR rights to wear the shirts so they are threatened with expulsion, while the students that walked out of scholl were doing so against school regulations . . . but I don't hear anyone threatening them with expulsion!!!!! Seems the school has it backwards . . .An american citizen has the right to be an AMERICDAN 24/7 in his or her own country regardless of what day of the year it is!!! Grow up America . . .the invasion continues!!!!!

Kirsten Schaenzer

if they choose not to acknowledge cinco de mayo because perhaps they arent mexican/open to other cultures, thats there choice and their right.
it does seem a little disrespectful. howecer, i think expelling or suspending is taking it to far.
that was their right to not acknowledge it and instead, show pride for their country.
its not an american holiday, so it could be asking to much for your high school students to participate in it, and expect them to walk around displaying mexican colors/flags/whatever…

MJ Zettle
MJ Zettle

Being an American means pledging you allegiance to American and its flag. We are all of different cultures. If you wish to rejoice in your culture and celebrate it in America you should do so with all you might. That is why America is America. Freedom! You have a choice to celebrate or not to celebrate. Why should I be bullied into celebrating your cultural holiday? I am of a German culture. Should I bully you into drinking beer during October fest?? The Irish don’t force us to wear the flag of Ireland or eat soda bread, The Black don’t… Read more »

MJ Zettle
MJ Zettle

Being an American means pledging you allegiance to American and its flag. We are all of different cultures. If you wish to rejoice in your culture and celebrate it in America you should do so with all you might. That is why America is America. Freedom! You have a choice to celebrate or not to celebrate. Why should I be bullied into celebrating your cultural holiday? I am of a German culture. Should I bully you into drinking beer during October fest?? The Irish don’t force us to wear the flag of Ireland or eat soda bread, The Black don’t… Read more »

emma hill
emma hill

I am glad that the rest of the world can see how ridiculous the Latino attitudes have gotten, and what they are getting away with. It will make more people understand the frustration Americans are feeling over having its established culture spit upon.

D.
D.

Question I have is, are any of these comments being sent to the school principal. This is the United States of AMERICA, not the United States of AMEXICA. He or whomever this principal is should be made to clearly understand this. If an American citizen wishes to display the flag, it is their right and not yours to deny. If you thought it was inflamatory then you should have told the Meixcan students to chill, As to the young lady with her comment about disrespect. GET A CLUE. It is a Mexican holiday, not an American one. You want to… Read more »

Sandra Cota
Sandra Cota

What country is this? Maybe we should make people take down the American flags from their homes too on Cinco de Mayo so as not to disrespect any neighbors. I don't even know what Cinco de Mayo is, and i don't think i need to because it has nothing to do with me or my country! If people feel so disrespected living in this country maybe they should go back and live in their native country and pay taxes there!

Sandra Cota
Sandra Cota

What country is this? Maybe we should make people take down the American flags from their homes too on Cinco de Mayo so as not to disrespect any neighbors. I don't even know what Cinco de Mayo is, and i don't think i need to because it has nothing to do with me or my country! If people feel so disrespected living in this country maybe they should go back and live in their native country and pay taxes there!

proud-Legal-american
proud-Legal-american

I have yet to see any officials ask their group to not demonstrate or to not wave the mexican flag at any time because it would offend people. We are always expected to step back and let them demonstrate and protest but as soon as we do it the officials want to hold us back. We need to start protesting and demanding our rights or pretty soon we will be standing in line behind them and asking them for help.

proud-Legal-american
proud-Legal-american

I have yet to see any officials ask their group to not demonstrate or to not wave the mexican flag at any time because it would offend people. We are always expected to step back and let them demonstrate and protest but as soon as we do it the officials want to hold us back. We need to start protesting and demanding our rights or pretty soon we will be standing in line behind them and asking them for help.

proud-Legal-american
proud-Legal-american

I have yet to see any officials ask their group to not demonstrate or to not wave the mexican flag at any time because it would offend people. We are always expected to step back and let them demonstrate and protest but as soon as we do it the officials want to hold us back. We need to start protesting and demanding our rights or pretty soon we will be standing in line behind them and asking them for help.

charlie
charlie

this is america when are we going to learn not to let other countries and other groups to tell us americans what we can wear this is our country probably half of those 200 were illegal anyways every day is an honor to be patriotic to wear red whit and blue cinco de mayo is not a holiday anyways. those 4 students should be commended not persecuted those 200 students that walked out of school should be suspended

J E Gaspardo
J E Gaspardo

This is the United States of America, not Mexico. I feel that any United States citizen has their first amendment right to celebrate within reason their ancestory in a reasonable manner. However, this does not give this person a right to quell another US citizen their right to celebrate their personal first amendment right to display the American flag on any day. This is a case in point that some liberal thinking trouble makers are trying to do away with our constitution. If they wish to do this, why don't they move out of the United States of America. We… Read more »

J E Gaspardo
J E Gaspardo

This is the United States of America, not Mexico. I feel that any United States citizen has their first amendment right to celebrate within reason their ancestory in a reasonable manner. However, this does not give this person a right to quell another US citizen their right to celebrate their personal first amendment right to display the American flag on any day. This is a case in point that some liberal thinking trouble makers are trying to do away with our constitution. If they wish to do this, why don't they move out of the United States of America. We… Read more »

Catfish
Catfish

So American Studentsare punished forwearingtheir own flag, but it's okay to force studentsto celebrate a Mexican holiday? Somethingisscrewed up here. Are studentsin Mexico forcedto celebrate the 4th of July?

Catfish
Catfish

So American Studentsare punished forwearingtheir own flag, but it's okay to force studentsto celebrate a Mexican holiday? Somethingisscrewed up here. Are studentsin Mexico forcedto celebrate the 4th of July?

Shawn
Shawn

Cinco de Mayo is not an American Holiday. I don't think the reaction would be the same if kids wore a shirt with the Mexican flag on the 4th of July. If an American flag on a t-shirt is considered something that would cause an uprising on Cinco de Mayo, what does that say about those kids who are upset by these t-shirts? Cinco de Mayo is a day that celebrates freedom and liberty. So any expression of freedom and liberty should be acceptable on any day of the year.

PEGGYJ777
PEGGYJ777

No, they should not be punished in any way. If the mexican students don't like the American Flag they can always go back across the border and wear the Mexican Flag everyday and celebrate anything they so desire. This is AMERICA and the flag should never, ever come under attack for being displayed anywhere at anytime. I am sick and tired of America being bashed by other cultures who have come here to live the American dream but don't want to give up their old heritage. GO THE **** HOME! I am also sick of supporting them with my tax… Read more »

PAT SCHMID
PAT SCHMID

If these Mexican students are so loyal to Mexico then let them go back there! IF THEY ARE GOING TO LIVE IN THE USA THEN THEIR NO LONGER LOYAL MEXICANS. THEY NEED TO DECIDE ARE THE LOYAL TO THE COUNTRY THAT IS GIVING THEM EVERYTHING? OR ARE THEY LOYAL TO THE COUNTRY THAT THEIR FAMILIES LEFT BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T MAKE A LIVING THERE? COME ON THEY CAN CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO AS AN ETHINIC THING IF THEY WANT TO BUT TO SHOW THEY ARE LOYAL TO MEXICO. DON'T THE AMERICAN KIDS HAVE THE RIGHT TO SHOW THEIR LOYALITY TO THE… Read more »

cmg
cmg

my opinion if you see a mexican wearing their colors ANYTIME then it is offensive to me u live in america and i am tired of the goverment and thepresident if wanna call him that…giving in to everyone ..and making americans feel like we are not welcome in our own country…if u dont like the way things are going and are so proud of your country then go there and stay…we are here and showing our pride for living here….but of course if the president has his way we all will be under a communist regime…bush started it and obama… Read more »

rpmate
rpmate

When did wearing the colors and flag of the country in which you live become a bad thing. We are loosing what American is all about. We are loosing what makes people flood into this country for. People want all the great opportunities and freedoms of America but work so hard to break it down once they get here. I am proud of these students for standing up when so many other Americans I know just whisper their anger and don't stand up for it

Bud
Bud

I havea son, daughter, and grandson defending this country so I can wear whatever I want if these mexican want to wear the mexican colors and ban us from wearing they should go back to mexico and let us get back to a one language system

Bud
Bud

I havea son, daughter, and grandson defending this country so I can wear whatever I want if these mexican want to wear the mexican colors and ban us from wearing they should go back to mexico and let us get back to a one language system

Bud
Bud

I havea son, daughter, and grandson defending this country so I can wear whatever I want if these mexican want to wear the mexican colors and ban us from wearing they should go back to mexico and let us get back to a one language system

Bud
Bud

We cater to the mexican we learn there language so we can communicate with them, we change our school system to cater to them and now we are suppose to not show pride in our country. If they don't like america they can sneak back across the border.

Bud
Bud

We cater to the mexican we learn there language so we can communicate with them, we change our school system to cater to them and now we are suppose to not show pride in our country. If they don't like america they can sneak back across the border.

Graesyn
Graesyn

Just another nail in the coffin of Freedom of Expression and American Rights. THIS is what happens when you vote in a Socialist Liberal for President of the USA! Americans are becoming an Endangered Citizen!!

Geust
Geust

It is certainly appropriate for anyone, even Americans, to show sympathetic support for Mexico or anywhere on this or any other day. I would assume that the students of Hispanic descent desiring to show support for Mexico are indeed Americans, else why are we paying for their education? As long as the intent is not to shame or belitlle, it would be wrong to deny anyone the right to show support for whatever country, athletic team, brand name, or idea they choose to support, and that includes the right of Americans to show support for America on EVERY day of… Read more »

Kim
Kim

And what is happening to the over 200 students who walked out of school to demonstrate support for Mexico? Will they be suspended? If they still have alliance for that country, then they need to go back. A US citizen can wear our colors any day they want, this is America yet, right? Kudos to the parents and students who say they will not apologize for wearing our flag. We need to stand up for our country and keep it our country.

Pam Mila

We live in a free country. How unfortunate the students were asked to remove the image that represents that fact. It is a violation of their rights taking place in an establishment of learning. Sounds as if this order symbolizes deeper problems in the school that need to be addressed!

JM1
JM1

I think 49 other states need to pass a law like Arizona.

Army Brat
Army Brat

I'm a full blown Army Brat and my wife, likewise,only Air Force. Both our Dads fought under that flag in "Nam. We are proud to wave it. It's quite bothersome for me to hear someone say they're offended by it. I mean, don't they understand it's that same flag that they're offended by that gives them the right to say stuff like. The last time I looked at a map they're on American soil and if by chance they're offended by what we do on our own turf. Well that's to bad.

Army Brat
Army Brat

I'm a full blown Army Brat and my wife, likewise,only Air Force. Both our Dads fought under that flag in "Nam. We are proud to wave it. It's quite bothersome for me to hear someone say they're offended by it. I mean, don't they understand it's that same flag that they're offended by that gives them the right to say stuff like. The last time I looked at a map they're on American soil and if by chance they're offended by what we do on our own turf. Well that's to bad.

Linda
Linda

Give me a break…This is America, since when is it "wrong" to display our flag, regardless of what day of the year it is. If it offends some people and they don't like it, maybe they should "swim back" to their own country…

uscitizen
uscitizen

Take your anger out on this Novembers polls?

uscitizen
uscitizen

Take your anger out on this Novembers polls?

Don Hilyard
Don Hilyard

All American Military should wear their uniforms inside for now on? The Mexican flag should fly above the Mighty Stars and Stripes for now on? Starting next year, all school children across America must learn Spanish, English will now be our second language? Enchiladas will replace turkey for Thanksgiving meal? Illegals should be allowed to commit any crimes without fear of any punishment by our laws? The U.S. should hand over control of our banking systems,Wallstreet and our military to the Mexican Gov? Illegals should be allowed to go into any business in America and not pay for anything?

Don Hilyard
Don Hilyard

All American Military should wear their uniforms inside for now on? The Mexican flag should fly above the Mighty Stars and Stripes for now on? Starting next year, all school children across America must learn Spanish, English will now be our second language? Enchiladas will replace turkey for Thanksgiving meal? Illegals should be allowed to commit any crimes without fear of any punishment by our laws? The U.S. should hand over control of our banking systems,Wallstreet and our military to the Mexican Gov? Illegals should be allowed to go into any business in America and not pay for anything?

Don Hilyard
Don Hilyard

All American Military should wear their uniforms inside for now on? The Mexican flag should fly above the Mighty Stars and Stripes for now on? Starting next year, all school children across America must learn Spanish, English will now be our second language? Enchiladas will replace turkey for Thanksgiving meal? Illegals should be allowed to commit any crimes without fear of any punishment by our laws? The U.S. should hand over control of our banking systems,Wallstreet and our military to the Mexican Gov? Illegals should be allowed to go into any business in America and not pay for anything?

Bruce Masson
Bruce Masson

If wearing an american flag t-shirt,in america,by an american offends anyone, they should crawl back under the fence ( all 2 hundred of them ! )

Hernandez
Hernandez

The students who have a problem with other student wearing the American Flag should go live in Mexico for a while and then come back and will be proud to sport Ole Glory

Army Brat
Army Brat

I'm a full blown Army Brat and my wife, likewise, only Air Force. Both our Dads fought under that flag in 'Nam. Needless to say we are proud to wave it. What I would like to know is what gives a bunch of punky assed Mexican kids the right to say there are offended by the American Flag. It's because of that flag they have the right to say crap like that. The last time I looked at a map they're on American soil and if they're so offended by what we do on our own turf, then why don't… Read more »

kev
kev

Anyone who thinks these students should be expelled need to be expelled from this country. This is America. Show some pride in Our country.

kev
kev

Anyone who thinks these students should be expelled need to be expelled from this country. This is America. Show some pride in Our country.

Carl
Carl

The kids were showing support for Mexico–HUH? This is America. If they are so damned proud of Mexico, why don't they try to go to Mexico and live like they do here—free everything, etc. Celebrating Cinco de Mayo and I doubt they could find Mexico on the map! Maybe the principal needs to be suspended for good.

Guest
Guest

Why in the US of A are we celebrating another country's holiday? Go to Mexico if you want to celebrate their holiday. We really need to have a "Proud to be American" day.

overit
overit

Let's get this straight; They're in our country, a high percentage are probably illegal, and we're offending them? Is it just coincidental that the person making these decisions is Hispanic? We have collectively lost our minds as a country. It's small wonder the Tea Party Movement has gained so much momentum, at least they're about the rule of law, the Constitution, and common sense, all of which is sorely lacking!

overit
overit

Let's get this straight; They're in our country, a high percentage are probably illegal, and we're offending them? Is it just coincidental that the person making these decisions is Hispanic? We have collectively lost our minds as a country. It's small wonder the Tea Party Movement has gained so much momentum, at least they're about the rule of law, the Constitution, and common sense, all of which is sorely lacking!

CRJ2

This is NOT mexico. IF students want to demonstrate their support for mexico they can GO THERE> and STAY!

What would our founding fathers think of this?

David O'DONNELL
David O'DONNELL

OH my god It has to be approved? Hope i don't affend anyone!

David O'DONNELL
David O'DONNELL

Thought we lived in a free country? People are free to express themselves as long as it does not infringe upon or upset the next person. Good Grief…! Don't think our forefathers ever envisioned this. People are to hyper-sensitive in this counrty anymore.Give em their Cinco-de-mayo day. Not my holiday, don't care what or who takes part or who doesn't. As far as the students that wore flags on their shirts it's their right, they broke no laws nor did they break the rules. If protestors left school, punish them. How does this affect me/you? Our Legal system in this… Read more »

Beth
Beth

Suspending or expelling these students is ridiculous and uncalled for! Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday and not a "recognized" or official holiday of the United States of America! What are people thinking? It is a privilege for the "Mexican-American" students to be allowed to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, not a right. I totally agree with everyone else that as Americans, we are entitled to be patriotic on whatever day we choose. We don't celebrate every other culture with a special recogized day do we: Italian-American, German-American, etc.

EMI in NC
EMI in NC

Wow! Would never have imagined that wearing an image of the American flag in a U.S. school by a U.S. citizen would be a source of controversy regardless of the date or occasion. There is surprising, and there is absurd, and this is truly surprisingly absurd!

Beverly
Beverly

This news is shocking!!!! Does this mean if you wear red,white and blue on St Patrick's Day that you offend the Irish? Does this mean if you wear red, white and blue on Christmas that you offend God and Christians? Does this mean if you wear red, white and blue in February that you offend all Black Americans? I guess I could go on, but it won't matter, because Mexicans are probably the only ones that America OFFENDS. Well they offend me for several reasons. If they're going to be in America they need to act like Americans and stop… Read more »

AirForce88
AirForce88

I agree with concerned. This is AMERICA and I for one am proud of it. As a veteran and proud father of an Air Force son serving in the Middle East this is absolutely wrong to send these boys home.We should have more young people that are proud to being living in a free country and showing their respect for it. Hope the parents sue the school district for this act of discrimanation.

Mills
Mills

Suspended or expelled? Get a clue.

guest
guest

It is the American right to free speech that allows them to celebrate Cinco de Mayo anyway. What F***in county do they think this is?

Concerned citizen
Concerned citizen

This is America not Mexico. Why are these students being punished for wearing the AMERICAN flag.

Patriot
Patriot

It is wrong to ask them to take the shirts off or turn them inside out. The are patriots and this is the USA and not Mexico. Just having a Cinco de Mayo day is enough!

America First
America First

This country has gone nuts that a person can't wear an american flag, and show their national pride on what ever day they want. Cinco de Mayo is a mexican holiday celebrating a mexican army victory over the french in 1862. What does this holiday have to do with american school students. Seems to me that this holiday would only be celebrated in mexico.

America First
America First

This country has gone nuts that a person can't wear an american flag, and show their national pride on what ever day they want. Cinco de Mayo is a mexican holiday celebrating a mexican army victory over the french in 1862. What does this holiday have to do with american school students. Seems to me that this holiday would only be celebrated in mexico.

America First
America First

This country has gone nuts that a person can't wear an american flag, and show their national pride on what ever day they want. Cinco de Mayo is a mexican holiday celebrating a mexican army victory over the french in 1862. What does this holiday have to do with american school students. Seems to me that this holiday would only be celebrated in mexico.

jimbo
jimbo

That is what we get for living in northern Mexico.

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