Police and school officials are investigating two students after they posed for a picture standing on the American flag, and posted the image to social media. The photo, which shows a male student standing on the flag and a female student beside him flipping the middle finger and sticking out her tongue, appears to have been taken inside a Richland Township high school, WJAC reports. The image was posted to Facebook Saturday, and the district superintendent and district solicitor responded in a Facebook post on Sunday.
“The Richland School District has become aware of this unfortunate and unpatriotic picture posed by some of its students. This type of picture does not represent the opinion of the District or of its overall student population,” the post read. “The District promises a timely and thorough review of this incident and will implement appropriate legal discipline.” The message was also posted as a pop-up on the district’s website, WPXI reports.
“I thought it was disrespectful. It definitely wasn’t a representation of what Richland school district is,” Richland Township parent Mindy Wadsworth told WJAC. “As a parent of a Richland student … that’s not how I would hope my child would act.” READ MORE