SOUTH HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Two Long Island high school students have been suspended for allegedly bringing a Confederate flag to school.
Brother Gary Cregan, principal of St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, said the two seniors walked in with a Confederate flag draped around their shoulders during an after-hours sporting event at the school.
As CBS 2?s Kathryn Brown reported, there is outrage and disgust on Long Island.
“The African-American students who immediately saw it really exercised heroic restraint and fortunately a teacher immediately confiscated the flag and took the students out of the gym,” Cregan said.
The students were initially suspended for 10 days, but Cregan decided Tuesday they won’t be allowed back, Brown reported.
Note the subtext: if the “African-American students” had summarily beaten these two to death, well, it would have been tragic but understandable. Triggers, you know.
Lesson learned: If you attend public school, park your First Amendment liberties at the door. That’s what they’re really teaching these days.
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