FOX Carolina has been reporting that a controversy has been brewing in South Carolina after numerous complaints about young students being refused entry to their high school football game. Because they were trying to bring American flags inside the football stadium.
Hunter Ballew wrote on his Facebook post,
“Lou Lavely, Travelers Rest High School Principal, continues to power trip and strip young Americans the right to proudly boast this Nation’s flag. Last night I picked my brother up from the [Traveler’s Rest High School] Football game and he told me that Lavely had denied entry to a couple of young men with Americans flag. I can’t deny the rage I felt as this is the third incident I’ve had involving Lavely and the flag I love…
I’m no expert and don’t know the laws in and out. But.. if he has the power to strip Americans the right to boast the American flag after being pumped up about our Olympic run there is a much bigger problem. A problem that need to be resolved. I’m sick of this political correctness. We need to do something about it because it’s not getting any better.”
The photo shows a flag carrier being denied entry. Ballew spoke to the Independent Jounral Review and noted he was once a firefighter and a Marine in the military. Is has been spreading like wildfire and people are not happy. The school is very quick to defend their nonsense behavior.
Greenville County Schools posted a statement in Facebook stating,
“To clear up misinformation that is being spread on social media; no students at Travelers Rest High were turned away from school this morning because of an American flag on their vehicle. As always, there is no restriction on displaying the flag on automobiles or wearing patriotic clothing. The photo below was taken by a district employee and shows the student parking lot at TRHS.
Travelers Rest High School Principal Lou Lavely said,
“Any decision to not allow the American flag to be used in an improper ‘taunting’, unsportsmanlike manner is first and foremost in the interests of promoting the safety and well-being of all in attendance at school events…”
Apparently being patriotic and loving your country is called taunting. They should brush up on the dictionary.