An unidentified Chapin High School teacher in Chapin, South Carolina is accused of stomping on the American flag in front of his students, reports WIS-TV (video below).
Parent Michael Copeland overheard his teenager talking about what her English teacher did and told WIS-TV: "He drew a couple of symbols, like one of them was a cross, and he said, 'What does this represent? Christianity,' Then he proceeds to take down the American flag, and said, 'This is a symbol, but it's only a piece of cloth. It doesn't mean anything,' and then he throws it down on the floor and then stomps on it, repeatedly."
"I asked what was he trying to get, the point across? And she said, 'I don't know,' and he said, his explanation was there would be no consequences, it's just a piece of cloth that doesn't mean anything."
Mark Bounds, a spokesperson for Lexington-Richland 5 School District, said: "Our superintendent served in the military, I served in the military for 20 years, our flag is a symbol of our freedom, and so many people have fought and died for that liberty, and so we take this action very seriously."
The class was told they'd have a permanent replacement for their teacher for the remainder of the year. District officials say the investigation continues.