School District Forces Teacher to Remove ‘Thin Blue Line’ Flag
A Washington school district, which allows Black Lives Matter and LGBT pride flags to be flown, banned a pro-police flag for being a “political symbol,” KTTH reports.
The Marysville Middle School teacher was told by HR that her “Thin Blue Line” flag could create a “disruption” and was ordered to take it down, according to documents shown to the Jason Rantz Show.
The teacher, who wanted to remain anonymous, said an assistant principal ordered her to take the flag down or she may face “further disciplinary action.”
“They told her that it’s controversial to have that flag up. That it makes kids and staff feel unsafe, which to me, that does not make sense at all,” the teacher’s brother, Chris Sutherland, told host Jason Rantz.
“There’s also, she was telling me, BLM stuff hanging on walls, which she was told is OK. Just for whatever reason, just the Thin Blue Line flag cannot be hung up there,” Sutherland, a resource officer during the deadly Marysville Pilchuck High School shooting in 2014, told the conservative radio show.
The school district refused to comment on why the flag was banned while allowing BLM and LGBT materials due to it being a personnel issue in a statement to Rantz.