So yesterday I posted the story of a Texas girl who got detention for possessing a piece of candy in school. Does this next story top that? You make the call.
According to KSBW.com, a simple art project turned controversial in Salinas, California, after a student said her drawing was deemed offensive. What did she draw a picture of? THE AMERICAN FLAG!!!
Tracy Hathaway, the mother of the girl, said the art teacher at Gavilian View Middle School told her daughter she couldn't draw the American flag, calling it offensive. KSBW.com reports that another student's picture of President Obama, on the other hand, was praised. Hathaway said she met with the teacher and principal at the school. When asked what she thought was offensive about drawing the flag, the teacher didn't answer.
The Hathaways are demanding an apology and another meeting is planned this week. District Superintendent Mike Brusa wouldn't say if any disciplinary action has been taken, or will be taken, against the teacher.