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Court: School can ban US flag shirts

Court: School can ban US flag shirts
Posted February 28th, 2014 @ 10:55am by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – A history of violence between white and Latino students justified a California high school's 2010 decision to order students wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo to turn them inside out or go home, a federal appeals court has decided. "Our role is not to second-guess the decision to have a Cinco de Mayo celebration or the precautions put in place to avoid violence," a judge wrote for the unanimous three-judge panel, which cited previous cases where school safety was judged more important than students' First Amendment rights, the AP reports.

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