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September 08, 2010

Colorado High School Student: Security Told Me To Remove U.S. Flags

Jeremy Stoppel, a high school student who has two 3′x5′ American flags on his pickup truck was told by campus security to take them down. Jeremy said that the security guard told him that “this is a school that focuses on diversity” and that she didn’t “want anyone to feel uncomfortable.”

The principal of the school, Mary Lindimore, says the school itself PROMOTES the flag. She intends to speak with the security supervisor soon to find out what’s going on.

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Denver News


A high school student in Northglenn is upset that campus security told him to remove the large American flags flying from his pickup truck because it might make others uncomfortable.

Jeremy Stoppel told 7NEWS he got a ticket at Northglenn High School last Thursday for squealing his tires. He said he deserved that ticket and deserved having his parking lot pass suspended for two weeks.

But he's upset that campus security then told him he can't fly his 3 feet by 5 feet flags in the bed of his pickup truck anymore.

"She said I should take my flags down. She said this is a school that focuses on diversity and she doesn't want anyone to feel uncomfortable," Stoppel said. "How do you suppose anyone would feel uncomfortable in America with an American flag? That's where I'm confused."
He said he started flying his flags around school last week.
"Now that I finally get to drive to school, I have a truck, that's what I want to do. I want to fly my flags. September 11th is coming up so I wanted to fly them in honor of that," said Stoppel, who said his cousin is serving in the Navy.

Stoppel and his father want an apology from that security supervisor.

"To me, she's just threatening him, hoping that she can just bully him so he'll just take 'em down and just put his tail between his legs and say, 'I'm done. Sorry. Sorry. Sorry.' And that's just not gonna happen," said Dan Stoppel, Jeremy's father.

7NEWS checked and the school has no policy against flying the American flag. In fact, Northglenn High School has a U.S. flag on the flag pole in front of the school.

"I am unaware of that situation. So I need to talk to that person, see why they did that, if they did that," said Northglenn High School principal Dr. Mary Lindimore. "We have 'em in the hallways upstairs. So we promote flying of American flags."

There is a policy that bans anything that creates a safety problem or which disrupts the educational environment.

When 7NEWS asked Lindimore if she could imagine any scenario in which the American flag would disrupt the educational environment, Lindimore said no.

Lindimore promised to talk to the security supervisor next week.

Wild Thing's comment........

If one is uncomfortable in America, with American flags displayed, maybe one should get out of America. Every student should put flags on their cars or trucks and go to school that way..Get these anti Americans out of our schools .

The kid should have absolutely refused to take the flags down. Let them do what they feel they had to do. I am amazed that today, it is illegal to fly the American flag any place in our country.

Posted by Wild Thing at September 8, 2010 05:45 AM


Diversity = bullshit! This security guard needs to go elsewhere and find another job. Maybe at a flag factory.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at September 8, 2010 11:07 AM

Another 'Rent a Cop', abusing her authority.

I agree with Tom, this is complete Bull Shit.

What happened to Love of Country, and being proud of the flag? This is America, or at least it was. A place where you get to live in Freedom. If you don't like what we stand for in this country, or if it makes you 'uncomfortable', get the hell out!

Interesting to note that the Principal did some serious Tap Dancing, regarding the situation. He should fire that idiot.

In passing, I wonder if the Security Guard has an American flag sewn on her uniform. Probably covers it with Duct tape for the sake of appearances.

Posted by: Sean at September 8, 2010 11:21 AM

My wife has a "I am Arizona" t-shirt with the states flag on it. She wears it on weekends when we go out for breakfast and you should see all of the looks the commies throw her way. She just laughs and enjoys the hell out of it. Or she'll wear the OD t-shirt with an M-16 printed on it with the words "Come and take it." That drives the bastards nuts.

Posted by: Eddie (Enemy of the State) at September 8, 2010 03:57 PM