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South Carolina teacher on leave for stomping on American flag in front of class
3 years ago

A high school teacher in South Carolina is under investigation and has been placed on long-term administrative leave after he allegedly threw an American flag on the floor and stomped on it in front of his students.

Scott Compton, an English teacher at Chapin High School in Chapin, S.C., reprised the unpatriotic deed in three classes over the course of one day, reports local NBC affiliate WIS.

One parent, Michael Copeland, said he heard his teenage daughter discussing the incident and asked her to tell him the whole story.

“He drew a couple of symbols, like one of them was a cross, and he said, ‘What does this represent,’ and everybody said, ‘Christianity,’” Copeland explained to WIS.

“Then he proceeds to take down the American flag, and said, ‘This is a symbol, but it’s only a piece of cloth. It doesn’t mean anything,’ and then he throws it down on the floor and then stomps on it, repeatedly,” Copeland continued.

“I asked what was he trying to get, the point across? And she said, ‘I don’t know,’ and he said, his explanation was there would be no consequences, it’s just a piece of cloth that doesn’t mean anything.”

Perhaps ironically, however, Compton would soon face consequences.

Mark Bounds, a spokesperson for the school district, told WIS that the district frequently cautions teachers to avoid introducing personal opinions in the classroom.

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3 years ago

This teacher does not deserve to be able to practice the freedom of teaching!!!! Another Socialist, liberal Communist!! I hope the parents of the kids in that school make sure that SOB never teaches in that school again!!

3 years ago

Too bad he didn't do that in a room full of patriots or military. I would have loved to have seen him get his ass decked!

3 years ago

Take note of the different incidences in different cities that have been happening to students where a liberal teacher is allowed in the classroom today. You're taking your chances today.

3 years ago

When we went to school, you didn't even know if a teacher was a republicam, a dem, or what. They just taught what they were supposed to. Today, many lib teachers make it a point to outright condemn a student, desicrate our flag, by words or actions, compare a students choice of rep. candidate to the KKK (showing they are in dire need of some education), scream and yell at them for having a differing, yet calm, opinion that does not match theirs, put them down in front of other students.  I tell ya, if it were left up to me, these teachers would know before they are hired, that they will be immediately FIRED and shown the door IMMEDIATELY if they dare do any of those things. Further, no islam books or person or group wanting to come in and give their little speeches would be allowed. No homosexual teachings would be allowed. If that last part is too much for some, then at the least, it would not be allowed to students whose parents did not give their explicit permission to. This hogwash of going to the outer limits of basic education is not acceptable.

3 years ago

Most of all, I wish all parents who had of way of getting their kids out of public school, and having them home schooled, would do so.  Scools today, are being used as a way to ease in indoctrination of our kids, and with crap that they KNOW without  a single doubt, are going against parents choices of what they teach their children, how they raise them at home, moral issues-they are going against Christianity by doing so, and they KNOW it's what they are doing. Parents faceing this with their kids in school need to gather together everywhere, get their kids out of that classroom and rally outside  these schools, and if they do not get parents explicit permission for this crap they want to indoctrinate our kids with, teaching our kids that their parents christianity is evil, because that's the case of those who come from christian familys, and what the teachers are doing, sue their ASS to kingdom come.

3 years ago

Considering this 'teacher' is paid by the govt and he chooses to stomp on our govt's symbol, then he obviously isn't happy with the govt. Therefore I say we should stop providing him with govt checks.

3 years ago

That's a grand idea. Sounds like he's biting the hand that feeds him to me!  Then deport him to the 3rd world country of his choice. Or maybe Communist China. No being allowed back in the US.  It would work for me.

3 years ago

Man Sherry everything you said is right on!!! I just can't figure out HOW these teachers like this can be left in a classroom or a school period!! It's the liberal agenda and liberals who are all or at least appear to be in the top spots to let this go on and let it be promoted without doing anything! nobody appears to be doing anything to stop them!!! That is what is so frustrating!

I agree with you Michael!

3 years ago

These teachers unions from what I can see, need to be blown out of the water. Remember the teacher who's husband her union went against because he was a republican and either did, or was going to run for a position? And they kept ignoring her.

3 years ago

Do they even call themselves mafia anymore, or what's the new word, if they didn't just let it melt into the background?  Kinda like Progressive being the new word for communism, because it has a more palatable sound, and people wouldn't recognize what they are supporting.     Same thing.

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