High Schooler Refuses to Take Down US Flag From His Truck

(ConservativeInsider.org) – A high school student in Indiana went viral after refusing to comply with a request from his school to remove the American flag from his truck, leading the school district to back down and reverse their decision.

Cameron Blasek, a senior at East Central High School in St. Leon, Indiana, said his guidance counselor and a vice principal to remove the flag from his truck. Blasek claims he was pulled aside and told to remove the flag, as it was violating “school rules.” He claims the school officials said if he had the American flag on his truck, other students may put flags “that are seen as offensive” on their own vehicles.

Blasek declined to do so, telling them it wasn’t “going to happen.” He read through the school’s 2023-2024 handbook and discovered that there are no rules against displaying the American flag in the parking lot.

In an interview with local media, Blasek talked about how the flag represents “this beautiful country” as well as representing those who have died while defending it. He emphasized that while it may be hard to talk about, it’s important to remember the meaning of the flag and the sacrifices people have made for it.

After Blasek declined to remove the flag, posts about his experience went viral online, with some reaching six million views within days. Other students at his school showed their support for Blasek by putting an American flag on their vehicles as well, which Blasek said he was “shocked by.”

The school quickly went into damage control mode, attempting to deflate the controversy by sending out a letter to parents saying the school is “allowing” students to display the American flag in the parking lot as long as it complies with U.S. flag code. Principal Tom Black apologized but blamed an “initial lack of clarity” for the controversy. Black claims that no one who works for the high school ever “stated or insinuated” that the American flag was “offensive.”

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