‘Liberal’ teacher on leave for stomping on American flag in front of class

Michael Copeland

Michael Copeland: “Then he proceeds to take down the American flag, and said, ‘This is a symbol, but it’s only a piece of cloth. It doesn’t mean anything.”

A South Carolina high school English teacher is on administrative leave after reportedly throwing an American flag on the floor and stomping on it.

This came to light when a student related to her father what occurred in her Honors English class taught by Scott Compton.

Compton allegedly drew several symbols on the board and asked the class what each meant. Michael Copeland, father of the student, related what he was told happened next.

“Then he proceeds to take down the American flag, and said, ‘This is a symbol, but it’s only a piece of cloth. It doesn’t mean anything,’ and then he throws it down on the floor and then stomps on it, repeatedly,” Copeland said.

“I asked what was he trying to get, the point across? And she said, ‘I don’t know,’ and he said, his explanation was there would be no consequences, it’s just a piece of cloth that doesn’t mean anything.”

Compton allegedly repeated this is two additional classes that day.

As reported by The Daily Caller, “According to FITSNews, a South Carolina-based conservative news and entertain website, people in the Chapin High community describe Compton a ‘good teacher’ who is ‘very liberal’ and ‘wears it on his sleeve in the classroom.’”

Read more at The Daily Caller.

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  • Tommy Fore

    He's lucky MY son wasn't in that class.

  • releggneh

    I think this POS should be fired and deported. After all the sacrifices our people have gone through for this country and he treats our flag like this?

  • MDE440

    He was obviously wrong as he is now on leave, should be unpaid. To take this so-called teacher's position for a second, he was probably right. There is very little respect for Our Flag anymore around the world and sadly in this country. The fact that someone thinks they can act out like this with absolutely no consequences in a mentality that is running rampant throughout this country. The "mass shootings" are only one example of this non consequential attitude that permeates everywhere.

  • linda123456

    don't worry, the teachers union will get him back in the classroom where he will continue his liberal indoctrination…..

  • sunflower

    Should be a law these mentally disturbed teachers teach their subject and shut up about their political beliefs.

  • Adeline

    This teacher should be fired and made an example of, this craziness must be stopped. If we put all the uncalled for incidents together, it would probably would be extremely scary. Let's stop the indoctrination of our school children!!

  • Bob Koperski

    Where do we get these idiots? And how can they be in front of a classroom teaching our kids? It's time to kick ass and clean house of all of these dirt bags!!!!

  • widget222

    Pretty sad when people do not know what the red and white on the flag symbolize…I was taught way back in the ENLIGHTENED times, the red and white symbolize the bandages and blood shed for our LIBERTY. Oh, well, LIBERTY is just an archaic word nowadays so why expect anyone to know the truth behind our greatest symbol of FREEDOM in the world…er…our once ONCE upon a time, freest country in the world that is.

  • http://none BGH222

    I would like to see him do that at a veterans picnic or believe it or not a bikers bar. That would be fun to watch.

  • http://Facebook Richard crouch

    Gitmo for him, they will teach him, to respect our Flag.

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