Students have been suspended for doing patriotic acts, school’s decision backfired.
Recently, America has been divided into many parts ever since Biden took over the office earlier this year.
This divide has created a huge impact on society, the majority of the people don’t like the idea of defunding the police while liftest liberals want the other way around.
It also came to the point that people are using flags to represent themselves and some use these flags to support a certain divide.
Recently, Brady Williams and Jarad Bentley have been suspended for showing their support to law enforcement and first responders.
In a display of defiance, Williams carried out the Thin Blue Line flag while Bentley held the Thin Red Line flag close behind him at the game’s opening. The pair raced across the field before stopping at the 50-yard line and waving their banners in front of the roaring crowd as the marching band played. Of course, the bold move wasn’t without consequence.
As a result of their actions, the school administrators have indefinitely suspended the boys from school and the football team for insubordination, Fox News confirmed that the Officials justified their decision by reiterating that the teens must be punished for questioning authority.
A statement Superintendent Gregory Power said to WKRC:
“We can’t have students who decide to do something anyway after they’ve been told that they shouldn’t be doing it, We did not want to place ourselves in a circumstance where another family might want a different flag to come out of the tunnel, one that may be [one that] many other families may not agree with from a political perspective.”
Despite the consequences they had to face, boys have made it clear that they did not regret their actions to support the law enforcement and first responders.
“Listen,” Williams said, “I don’t care what my consequences are. So long as my message gets across, I’ll be happy.”
“In our eyes, we think we did the right thing,” Bently said.
“If I would have had the chance to do it again, I would,” Williams concluded.
Later on, Fox News reported that students have been awarded scholarships after being briefly suspended from their football team for carrying flags onto the field during a game.
The Little Miami students, Brady Williams and Jarad Bentley had been told by the school district to not bring flags on the field. But they did it anyway.
Two Little Miami football players pay the price for civil disobedience. They were told not to carry onto the field thin blue line and thin red line flags at their 9/11 game. They did anyway. The school has now suspended them from the team indefinitely. #ThinBlueLine #ThinRedLine pic.twitter.com/19y9GAvaxr
— David Winter (@DavidWinterTV) September 14, 2020
Then the Little Miami Board of Education was forced to issue a retraction, reinstating the teens to quell the outrage.
“Moving forward, Little Miami is returning the players to active status and this matter will be readdressed as an Athletic Department Code of Conduct issue, with any potential consequences to be handled by coaching staff, the board said in a statement. “As the season continues, the only two flags that will come through the Little Miami football tunnel are the flag of the United States of America and the Little Miami spirit flag.”
These two boys just showed a patriotic act to support our local troops and first responders. They are more than they are today.