A teacher in Washington state was ordered to take down a pro-police flag in her classroomover claims it is a “political symbol,” while messages supporting Black Lives Matter and LGBT pride flags are allowed in the school.
“They told her that it’s controversial to have that flag up. That it makes kids and staff feel unsafe, which to me, that does not make sense at all,” the teacher’s brother, Chris Sutherland, told “The Jason Rantz Show” on KTTH of the situation.
Sutherland is a former police officer with the Marysville Police Department in Washington, and his sister had hung the “Thin Blue Line” flag to support him in her classroom at Marysville Middle School. The flag was also surrounded by photos of her brother.