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Flag-Stomping Teacher Wants Firing Recommendation Overturned

2:33 PM, Jan 25, 2013   |    comments
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Chapin, SC (WLTX) - A Chapin High School teacher who stomped on an American flag during one of his lessons is asking the Lexington-Richland 5 school board to overturn a recommendation for his termination.

The board will decide Monday night at their meeting when to hear the appeal of Scott Compton.

The Lexington-Richland 5 Superintendent has recommended that Compton be fired.

Compton's attorney says the teacher was not trying to be disrespectful, but was trying to generate discussion by using a powerful symbol.

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