Teacher Puts Flag Upside Down Due to Election Results

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  • A Texas teacher is under fire after she hung a classroom flag upside down after the election.

    Harker Heights High School parents said their children came home the day after the election complaining that their history teacher, Sharon Smitherman was so upset about the results that she hung the classroom flag upside down.

    “After the pledge of allegiance the teacher asked did they notice anything different about the classroom and the children said ‘no.’ She went on to tell them that the flag is upside down and the reason that the flag is upside down is because our nation is in distress and we are turning into a socialist nation,” said Dwayne Brown, whose daughter is an 11th grader at the school.

    Brown asked his daughter “‘Well what do you want to do?’ She said the principal needed to know. So we sat down and we wrote an email and sent it to the principal,” Brown said.

    Harker Heights, which is located just outside the Ft. Hood military base, is home to over 2,300 students, most of who are soldiers’ children.

    Rhonda Howard, a military veteran who has served three deployments to Iraq, initially heard about the incident from her coworkers and later asked her son about it.

    “I asked him ‘Have you heard anything about a teacher and a flag?’ He said, ‘Yes ma’am. That’s Ms. Smitherman. She’s my third period history teacher.’ So I said, ‘Why did she say that she turned the flag upside down like that?’  He said, ‘She said our nation is in distress because of the President,’ Howard said. 

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    4 thoughts on “Teacher Puts Flag Upside Down Due to Election Results

    1. When Ronald Regan, George Sr and Jr were elected, did poor/minority people react the way some of these nut-bags have reacted to President Obama? NOPE!! We had no choice but to accept it, we made the best of it and toughed it out. These sorry sore losers will have to do the same and stop all these foolishness AND get over it!!!

    2. Who cares? Why do we always react to these trivial issues?
      One Teacher in a nation of over 300 million . Spend more time on relevant issues affecting our community.
      This story is equivalent to a Person who trips over a $5 Bill in order to pick up a penny. Only small minded people waste time on stupid stuff like this.

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