Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Confederate flag prompts school lockdown

Confederate flag prompts school lockdown

Student walks through cafeteria with symbol on backpack


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Fear of the Confederate battle flag led to the lockdown of a Georgia high school last week.
A sophomore student in Polk County, Georgia, walked through his high school’s cafeteria Sept. 23 with the Confederate flag on his backpack. The school went on lockdown status just hours after the white teenager had an altercation with two black students.
“They wanted to confront him about what he had on his backpack. What did they say? ‘Hey man, why you doing that?’” Principal Wesley Cupp of Rockmart High School told the Fox-5 Atlanta Sept. 25.
The school decided to conduct a lockdown drill after rumors spread of additional students having the flag at school, Fox-5 reported.
“We just did that as a precautionary situation to help maintain and control what could have been a bad situation,” Mr. Cupp said, the network reported. “When you become a distraction where students can’t learn because of a distraction, then that needs to be removed.”
Cupp said all three students involved in the incident were suspended.
National sensitivity to the Confederate flag spiked over the summer when Dylann Roof, 21, was arrested and charged with the June 17 Emanuel AME Church massacre in Charleston, South Carolina. Police apprehended him July 18 in Shelby, North Carolina.
An online manifesto written by Roof included images of him posing with the Confederate battle flag.
Six women and three men died during the Emanuel AME Church shooting.
Paul Marshall, Lela Gilbert and Nina Shea have collaborated to create “Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians,” which confirms that groups like Pew Research, Newsweek and The Economist also identify Christians as “the world’s most widely persecuted religious group.”
Circuit Judge J.C. Nicholson has set Roof’s trial for July 11, 2016.
Roof faces nine counts of murder by the state of South Carolina along with 33 federal counts including hate crime charges, NBC News reported July 22.
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1 comment:

  1. If all school systems in the US would teach the truth that the Civil war had nothing to do with black slaves or the 6 times as many white slaves mostly English and Irish, students would be informed and would not be having problems as they do.

    The Flag is a symbol of the South that walked out on Congress for being states that were being treated unfairly by the US Government but nothing to do with slaves black or white.

    The Flag makes a statement that the South fought back against the US Government Army that started the war against the Southern States. The South never surrendered to the North and signed a peace treaty.

    The US Government and it's Army could not get people to volunteer to fight the South so had to draft them against their wills from the Northern states. Ken T.

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