Live Oak High School
About two dozen Tea Party activists showed up early carrying flags Monday morning to protest a recent federal court ruling in support of a school ban on wearing the American flag.
There is concern over a scheduled U.S. flag rally organized by a patriot group this Monday on Cinco De Mayo in front of Live Oak High School—the same school that caught national media attention in 2010 when some students were sent to home for wearing t-shirts depicting the flag.
Officials at a Morgan Hill high school acted appropriately when they ordered students wearing American flag T-shirts to turn the garments inside out during the Mexican independence celebration Cinco de Mayo, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
Unpleasant verbal exchanges and altercations marked the previous year’s Cinco de Mayo celebrations at Live Oak High School. So when students told administrators that trouble was a possibility because of the American flag attire, the students were ordered to turn their shirts inside out or go home.
At least four students at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill ate marijuana-laced cookies at school Friday, according to school district officials.
The families several high school students who sued the Morgan Hill Unified School District for violating their free speech rights have lost their case.
An initial hearing was held Monday in a case filed by Morgan Hill parents over their children’s right to wear the American flag-themed clothing to class.