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Students show up displaying American flags on vehicles after administrator said to remove them



FRANKLIN COUNTY – Franklin County High School students showed up in unity on Tuesday displaying American flags on their vehicles after an administrator allegedly told them to remove them.


“My son called me from school saying that he saw an administrator around his truck and is now being called to the office,” the mother of one of the students said.


On Monday, the mother said her son and two of his friends were told they could no longer fly their American flag on their trucks because it was potentially “offensive” and “disruptive.”


She says she received a call from the school principal Jon Crutchfield on that evening.


“He has apologized to the boys and told them that it is not against the rules to fly their flag on their truck. Apparently, it was a big misunderstanding that should have never gotten this far,” the mother said.


BTW21 News reached out to the Franklin County Public Schools Administration and, as of noon, has not received a call back.


PHOTO: Neely Plybon-Carter

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