Brandy Roggenstien, whose daughter attends the school, told KTTV-TV that “one of the first responders was a parent who dropped off a kid [at the time] and he literally saved some lives. The fact that the school is not honoring that is mind-blowing and disgusting.” Other parents also spoke out against the school’s decision. “For some people to say the flag is divisive shows their ignorance because these are our heroes that come in while everybody runs away,” parent Christine Ruiz said. Another parent, Priscilla Garcia, said that “people should keep an open mind because at the end of the day, when you call 911 who’s going to come and help you?” However, not everyone was opposed to the decision. “The American flag has colors for a reason — red, white and blue. So when you add a blue line to one of the white stripes, it obviously changes the meaning of that flag,” D’Ante Von Wright said. “It’s no longer the stars and stripes. It’s whatever they want it to be, so it’s a false flag. Flying it during a school event or any event is disrespectful to the country and the servicemen and women that came before.” Another parent suggested that the school should take the vote on the matter. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
“These seniors were freshman when the Saugus school shooting happened..for these student athletes it is to honor the police officers..who ran in..to protect them”— MarlaTellez (@MarlaTellez) September 29, 2022
Is the Thin Blue Line flag divisive?
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