South Carolina teen, Peyton Robinson, is a patriotic individual, so he chose to fly the American flag, along with a POW MIA flag in the back of his truck.
What could be wrong with that?
Well, apparently there was opposition to that because he was told to take the flags down by the school board at York Comprehensive High School in York, South Carolina.
The school said it was a “safety issue”, but Peyton confessed to flying the flag on his truck for the last two years and there was never an issue before. They told Peyton some people were complaining about the flags in the back of his truck. He was told to remove the flags after school and not return with them, but before the school day was over, an administrator had unscrewed the bolts and removed the flags.
Infuriated, Peyton decided to rant about this turn of events on his personal Instagram:
“I’VE BEEN TOLD BY 2 ADMINISTRATORS AT MY SCHOOL THIS MORNING THAT I CAN’T HAVE AN AMERICAN FLAG ON MY TRUCK BECAUSE OTHER PEOPLE HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT IT. WELL LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, I HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO FLY AN AMERICAN FLAG. IT WILL NOT BE COMING OFF OF MY TRUCK. THIS REALLY PISSES ME OFF. I ASK THAT EVERYONE THAT SEES THIS POST THAT ATTENDS YORK COMPREHINSIVE FLYS AN AMERICAN FLAG OF SOME SORT ON WHATEVER THEY MAY DRIVE TO SCHOOL TOMORROW TO PROVE A POINT. I WILL NOT LET THIS GO DOWN WITHOUT A FIGHT. “#AMERICA #FIGHTFOROURRIGHT”
Doesn’t that just give y’all chills? This proud American is willing to fight back, and so were many other students and parents who backed him up and rallied outside the school, flying American flags in solidarity.
In the news interview posted below, Peyton gives his thoughts about the whole predicament and said:
“I was pretty mad. I don’t see how it’s a problem. Nobody has ever complained about it before. I’d understand if it was the Confederate flag or something that might offend somebody. I wouldn’t do that. But an American flag — that’s our country’s flag. I have every right to do it. I don’t see a safety issue. I mean, I understand it’s a big flag — it’s 4 by 6 — but nobody has ever complained about it being in their way or anything.”
Well, Peyton, there’s one thing we can tell you. There is nothing wrong with being proud to be American.