Outrageous Students Stage Patriotic Protest After Decision Not to Hold 'America Day'
Wyoming students staged a patriotic protest against their high school’s decision not to hold "America day" during its homecoming week.
Juniors and seniors at Jackson Hole High School wrapped American flags around their shoulders, sported stars-and-stripes clothing, and drove a diesel truck bearing the flag around the school parking lot.
Administrator Mike Hansen said they decided to go with an alternate theme after some students expressed concerns that the event made some students feel “targeted and singled out."
Principal Scott Crisp suggested that the name of the event was the problem, pointing to a student survey that showed many students were against it.
In an open letter, Crisp said that student council leaders and administration discussed alternative ways to name the day “Patriot Day” or “Heritage Day” to be inclusive. Both of these days were declined by JHHS Student Council leaders.
Parents like Ted Dawson took to Facebook to protest the decision.
The school instead decided to hold a “College Day,” though some students felt that was discriminatory against those who cannot afford to attend college.