HS student told to stop displaying US flag on truck, school backs down after teen hero fights back

An Indiana teen was ordered by school administrators to remove the American flag from his pickup truck but refused, inspiring a show of support from other students.

It was just another day of classes for 17-year-old Cameron Blasek, a senior at East Central High School in St. Leon when he was summoned to the principal’s office last Thursday and told that the flag needed to go or he would be written up for insubordination as punishment for his patriotism.

The young man refused and after his mother brought attention to the un-American attitude of the school in a social media post, other students flooded the parking lot with their own flags flying, a show of defiance that forced the leftist bullies to back down.

“The school came to me and told me you got to remove the flag otherwise you’re going to get written up for insubordination,” Blasek said, according to WXIX. “I kind of just told them straight up from the get-go that’s not going to happen. I read them their own handbook and all their guidelines and Indiana state laws and everything that shows I’m perfectly legal and fine to fly that flag.”

“I was kind of shocked,” he said of the support from his fellow students. “I’m like, ‘Holy cow, everybody’s got flags.’ I wasn’t expecting any of that but I thought it was kind of cool seeing everybody come together like that.”

“After careful consideration and in recognition of the importance of the US flag as a symbol of unity and national identity, I am pleased to inform you that we are allowing the display of the US flag by students in the East Central High School parking lot,” East Central Principal Tom Black said in a Friday statement.

Video of a local news report went viral after it was shared by the popular Libs of TikTok account, drawing much support from X users.

“I was always taught never to back down from a situation that you believe in,” the young patriot said. “That’s just the way I was raised. My family raised me that way and I’m very grateful for it.”

Chris Donaldson

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