(By Todd Starnes) Is it permissible to desecrate the American flag for educational purposes? That question is at the center of a raging firestorm in suburban Chicago after a public high school allowed teachers to desecrate an American flag – in the school’s library. It was a one-day exhibit at York High School on Sept. 26. Staff members from the English and social sciences departments placed an American flag on the floor in the

school’s library as part of a project on First Amendment rights. Students were not permitted to walk-on or deface the flag. The school gave the defiled flag to the American Legion so it could be properly retired. A spokesperson for the Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 told the Chicago Tribune neither the school board nor district administrators were notified prior to the display. READ MORE