This story isn’t that getting that much attention but as a veteran, I am not happy to know that students find it funny to raise the American flag upside down as a joke on school grounds.
This is nothing to play with as veteran James Jackson stressed in the video below. Flying an American flag upside is a sign of distress and if that’s the case, the person that initiated this action should be able to tell why they did it instead of running away.
This just shows you that law enforcement needs to be a lot more stronger and some of these juvenile vandals should be locked away, underground under lock and key.
Source: Fox 29
Army veteran James Jackson says he was stunned when he saw the American flag flying upside down outside of Scott Middle School in Coatesville. It’s his former school.
“It hurt me as a veteran seeing the flag upside down knowing that means the state of distress,” he told FOX 29.
Jackson took pictures and sent them to FOX 29. Just minutes after we started making phone calls a custodian was seen lowering the upside down flag.
The school districts tells us someone broke into the flags lockbox over the weekend but no one even noticed until we brought it to their attention. School administrators are now looking at two surveillance cameras that may have captured whoever did this.
What’s strange about this is usually schools take down the flag every evening and raise it in the morning or that is what I was led to believe.
According to the US flag code, the American flag should only be flown upside down in instances of “extreme danger to life or property”. It’s also used as a sign of protest.
Jackson who served for this flag says it’s the sad sign of the times.
American flag found hanging upside down outside of Pennsylvania school pic.twitter.com/y124XWQlyI
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) August 22, 2017
Here are some Twitter reactions to this story:
If they hate this country so much why don’t they leave. Last I knew you had the FREEDOM to leave
— Bob Wickens (@WickensBob) August 22, 2017
Principal, superintendent and county officials should be not only embarrassment but ashamed
— Gene Healey (@GeneHealey1) August 22, 2017
find out who did this and fire them
— Chris Stubblefield (@ChrisStubblefi6) August 22, 2017
Most Americans have no idea what distress truly is. Disgusting!
— Stealthy_Marine???????? (@Stealthy_Marine) August 22, 2017
Check your surveillance videos and find out who done it make an example out of them, teach them what upside-down is.# proud American
— G.Michael Edmondson (@GMichaelGMichae) August 22, 2017
I think it’s today’s kids, students that are going wild in our country. Parents are the blame
— BJK (@RobertKriner1) August 22, 2017
Radical leftist school admin no doubt.What a bunch of cult-like wackos with no individual thought whatsoever.Mind control is REAL
— Red Blooded Patriot (@M_RevereUSA) August 22, 2017
As an Army MP Veteran, this infuriates me. The level of disrespect in this country for the American flag is ridiculous. ????????
— Brian Gsell (@BGfromPA) August 22, 2017
Schools do not leave flags out overnight. Who had access to the flag inside the school? This person or persons need punished. Disgraceful!
— ❤️WVdeplorable???????? (@WV_R8DRGRL) August 22, 2017
Clueless individuals, when found if a student expulsion . Youre unhappy here go somewhere else, like? Sorry no other country will take you
— Flight Commander (@flt_cmdr) August 22, 2017
No responsibility, no accountability for the person who did this. Typical apathy running amuck in our schools!
— Lac (@lanncasper) August 22, 2017
If you can’t respect our flag, then go away to another country. Leave our country and don’t come back. We respect our flag. Loveitorleave it
— Linda Goode (@LindaGoode2015) August 22, 2017
What the hell is wrong with people ?
— Duvie (@maxtodana) August 22, 2017
— Tore (@drlindeman) August 22, 2017
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