Teacher Put On Leave After Stomping On The US Flag In Front Of Students

Hat Tip to Wake Up America


Scott Compton, an English teacher at Chapin High School in Chapin, S.C. has been put on administrative leave after students detail his actions
in classes where he took an American flag, threw it on the floor, and stomped on it while telling his students “‘This is a symbol, but it’s only a piece of cloth. It doesn’t mean anything.”

One parent, Michael Copeland, said he heard his teenage daughter discussing the incident and asked her to tell him the whole story.

“He drew a couple of symbols, like one of them was a cross, and he said, ‘What does this represent,’ and everybody said, ‘Christianity,’” Copeland explained to WIS.

“Then he proceeds to take down the American flag, and said, ‘This is a symbol, but it’s only a piece of cloth. It doesn’t mean anything,’ and then he throws it down on the floor and then stomps on it, repeatedly,”
Copeland continued.

“I asked what was he trying to get, the point across? And she said, ‘I don’t know,’ and he said, his explanation was there would be no consequences, it’s just a piece of cloth that doesn’t mean anything.”

The best response I have seen so far reportedly comes from Mark Bounds, a spokesperson for the school district:

“Our superintendent served in the military, I served in the military for 20 years, our flag is a symbol of our freedom, and so many people have fought and died for that liberty, and so we take this action very seriously,” Bounds added.

As well they should.

I am sure there are a number of active military and veterans, among many others, that would take offense at Mr. Compton’s actions.

Chapin High School

300 Columbia Ave.

Chapin, SC 29036

Phone – (803) 575-5400

Fax – (803) 575-5420

Ross, Akil

Position: Principal


School Web site: Akil Ross – Principal


On a personal note:

When I was in school (During the Stone Age) we were respectful to the flag.  We had better been.  If we had done such a deed in front of our classmates, forget our teachers, we would have gotten our heads handed to us by our friends, families, teachers, etc…   If a teacher had done this, he would have found himself in the hospital by our fathers (most of whom fought in WW 2).

What Scott Compton did is just a sign of the ineptitude of our teachers.  The lack of morals and patriotism that we have been seeing for the last 4 years.  Our children are being indoctrinated (There is nothing that even resembles teaching.) by members of the Communist Party, by people who wish to destroy this nation.

If you have children in the Public Pubic Schools get them out now!!!  Home school them if you cannot afford to put them in a decent school.  Do it today!

  • Scott, I invite you to stomp on my flag anytime you want. Come and get it hot shot.

  • montanaconserv

    I’m sure he will claim the first amendment for the freedom to do what he did, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that he was disrespectful to those who fought for our freedoms… that’s the lesson the kids need to take away from this behavior… just because you have freedom of speech, you need to learn the best way of using that tool. Hate and disrespect are not the best ways….

  • The idiot will probably have some leftist lawyer take up his case looking for fame and fortune. That wouldn’t change the bruises he’d get if he tried it in my presence, however.

  • Bella Hanberry

    I really oppose this action of teacher.It show the amateur behavior of a teacher.They are like a role model amongst the students.

  • Ran

    Shalom Findalis.
    I suppose his work contract is mere sheet paper. Got a light?

  • Scott is the product of a very bad education. Occasionally we see this hidden disease, but mostly we don’t. He’s the first symptom we’ve been seeing for a few years now. When we took God and the Pledge out of school, we allowed these vermin to slither in. This country is doomed if we don’t get a hold of this situation.

  • Scott Compton, you should shame on yourself.With these kind of teacher we don’t expect anything in case of our child.

  • Scott Compton, you should shame on yourself.With these kind of teacher we don’t expect anything in case of our child.