SC teen banned from flying flag on truck sparks protests, change

Daily News Article - May 15, 2015


PLEASE NOTE: Daily posting and “Answers” emails will end for the school year on Friday, May 29th.

1. For how long had South Carolina high school student Peyton Robinson been flying an American flag on his truck?

2. a) For what reason did school administrators say he was not permitted to fly the flag on his truck?
b) Do you think this is a valid reason for the school’s ban on Peyton’s American flag? Explain your answer.

3. a) What did school officials do on Wednesday?
b) Do you think the school had the right to take that action? Explain your answer.
c) Ask a parent the same question.

4. What did Peyton do that led to school officials making an “exception” for American flags?

5. School officials said an “exception” would be made for American flags, as long as the size of the flag doesn’t create a driving hazard. If the size of Peyton’s flag is not illegal in the town/state, is the school justified in making this determination? Explain your answer.