US flag displayed on ground for high school First Amendment forum. Outrage quickly followed.

US flag displayed on ground for high school First Amendment forum. Outrage quickly followed.

David Urbanski

Why was an American flag on the ground at a high school?

  • A U.S. flag was displayed on the floor at York Community High School in Elmhurst, Illinois, this week as part of a staff-created First Amendment forum, the Chicago Tribune reported.
  • The purpose of the sophomore forum was “to explore the complexities of the constitutionally protected right of free speech by examining real cases,” principal Erin DeLuga wrote to parents Tuesday on Facebook.
  • The flag on the ground was a recreation of artist Dread Scott’s “What is the proper way to display a U.S. Flag?”

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