In an article written by Elissa Harrington, “School Makes Boy Take American Flag off Bike!” we learn the following:
“Thirteen year old Cody Alicea rides with an American flag on the back of his bike. He’s had the flag on his bike for two months, but Monday was told to take it down.”
I think it was Fox which picked up the story giving the incident a bit of news. Here is what an Ed Parraz wrote representing the school authority presented to the public regarding the incident:
“Denair Unified School District”
Dear DUSD Community:
As most of you are aware, we’ve had a school issue that has risen to the level of national news coverage. This incident occurred on Monday, November 8th when a campus supervisor asked one of our middle school students to remove and American flag from his bicycle while he was on school grounds. The request was based on concerns for the student’s immediate safety, and to give school staff time to investigate a potentially dangerous situation, involving threats to the student.
While it is our responsibility to ensure that all students are safe at school, we also support every students’ Amendment rights, we are dealing with the students who threatened to disrupt the school environment. And the student involved in this incident is now again proudly displaying the flag.
We recognize we live in the greatest country in the world and that we should all be proud to display the American flag. It’s unfortunate that the entire story of this issue has not been fully portrayed in the media. Denair is a wonderful community, filled with hard working committed citizens who support our schools and our democracy.
I’m proud to lead the schools in this community and sincerely hope we can return the focus to our children and their education. We will be addressing the issue with our Board at our regular meeting, Thursday, November 18, in the District Leadership room located at 3460 Lester Road, Denair.
Sincere Regards, Ed Parraz phone 209-632-7514 Denair, California”
Comment: These public school entities are like fortresses run by kings or queens who usually behave in lock step authority. They are always in fear, whether there is fear near or not. It is likely there is real fear here….only a guess. The school authority pumped up everything with all the right words.
It is nature that school authorities attack outsiders. If they could only be left alone to do their …….well whatever they want to be left alone to do.
It is this Mr. Ed Parraz that has chosen not to tell the whole story. The reporter apparently has it quite correct according to what is allowed to be known……..a boy, an innocent boy rides his bike to school and has done so in the same manner as he has done for two months carrying an American flag on the back of the bike. He is “asked” according to the school authority, Ed Parraz, to remove the flag…..(“asked” is the educators’ word for “do-it-or-else understanding). We assume the boy obliged. And we are told by the authority that it was done for the boy’s own good……a cliche among educators throughout the public school world forty years ago as well as today……for the boy’s own good, but the authority does not tell the public what the boy’s own good was.
It is mentioned the student might have been threatened. But the student is punished by having his flag removed. The school authority avoids any description of the threats and who initiated them and what has been corrected regarding the matter.
Yet, the school authority, Ed Parraz, blames the media for an incomplete story…..suggesting that if only the media had the facts there would be no incident……which, by the way would be a lie.
A boy was punished by having school authorities confiscate an American flag from his bycicle. That doesn’t sound like a good lesson to teach…….
By the way, I’d bet no American flag is displayed in the classrooms in Denair Unified School District. I am wondering about illegal alien problems no school authority would ever want to talk about.
Do any of you readers actually know what is going on in your school these days of Marxism in America?