After students at Apache Junction High School tried to raise a Mexican Flag, it was burned,
Old Glory still flies at Apache Junction High School.
Students walk to class after lunch Thursday at Apache Junction High School. Earlier Thursday, students took down the American flag and raised the Mexican flag. The Mexican flag was taken down and burned by other students. (East Valley Tribune)
“I know (they) shouldn’t have burned the Mexican flag,” said Jacob Stewart, a 16-year-old sophomore. “I heard it was raised above the American flag and that just irked me.”
Six students were disciplined over the incident:
The Hispanic student who brought the Mexican flag said he was responding to a remark directed at him Wednesday. The flag-raising, flag-burning, and shoving match that followed happened before most students arrived at school.
Six students — three Hispanic and three white — will be disciplined, Principal Chad Wilson said.
Officials with the Apache Junction Unified School District would not specify what punishment the six face.
Thankfully, all of the students were sent home a fine diversity letter to smooth things over. Nothing like a good old diversity letter to make everyone feel just yummy inside.
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