“Take Those Flags Off Your Truck,” School Says. Teen Says, “No Way!”

Peyton Robinson, a high school senior in South Carolina, was told by a school administrator in the spring of 2015 that he couldn’t fly large American and POW-MIA flags from the back of his pickup truck when he was coming to and from his high school.

He was told some people were offended (?!?!?). He was also told it was a safety issue.

He asked which was it?

A school administrator actually unbolted the flags while Peyton was in class!

Robinson, who has several members of his family in active duty, told WBTV affiliate he didn’t think the school needed to make his flag flying a big deal.

“I’d understand if it was a Confederate flag or something that might offend somebody,” Robinson said. “I wouldn’t do that. But an American flag – that’s our country’s flag. I have every right to do it.”

Thankfully, once Robinson started posting about the incident online, it didn’t take long for a social media campaign and demonstration to force a change in policy.

Good for you, Peyton, on taking a stand!

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