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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

PHOTO: Jennifer Bowyer Beamesderfer

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ggg111
Feb 11, 2020

540-483-0221 is the school's phone number. I intend to remind them we are in the good ol' USA

EVERY DAY

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Melissa Sabarese
Melissa Sabarese
Feb 09, 2020

It was the School principal Jon Crutchfield that called parents telling them that they could no longer fly their American flag on their trucks because it was potentially “offensive” and “disruptive.“ .....Unbelievable!

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cvmiller726
Feb 09, 2020

Jon Crutchfield should be fired immediately. Who does he think pays his salary? Well for sure it isnt‘t South America. The schools have too much power over our children and if we don’t nip this liberal agenda of anti America in the bud it is only going to get worse. School should be non political in all things. Politics should be taught as facts not opinions as should journalism. This just made me beyond angry. That administrator is just so disappointing and his thoughts are not going to change. He needs to be fired.

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Julie Brian Barton
Julie Brian Barton
Feb 09, 2020

Doesn't the school fly a state and an American flag????

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Alfred Rose
Alfred Rose
Feb 08, 2020

Any "administrator" who "attempts" to prevent USCitizen students in their right to display their National flag deserves to be held accountable. By "accountable" I mean in the strongest terms. Death.

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