Colorado High School to Students: No Celebration Honoring America
Ironically, school forces students to recognize Cinco de Mayo
February 4, 2014
A high school in Colorado denied studentsâ€™ requests to organize a day in honor of the United States, students attending the school recently revealed.
Students at Fort Collins High School wanted to dedicate one day out of the schoolâ€™s Winter Spirit Week to celebrating American patriotism. Students declared â€śMerica Mondayâ€ť could be a day where people could band together and dress in the colors of the American flag.
School administrators, however, thought the event would be far too exclusive and nixed the proposal.
â€śThey said they didnâ€™t want to offend anyone from other countries or immigrants,â€ť one 16-year-old student council member told Fox Newsâ€™ Todd Starnes. â€śThey just really did not want to make anyone feel uncomfortable.â€ť
Upon learning of the administrationsâ€™ denial, outraged parents â€“ who wished to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal â€“ also disapproved of the schoolâ€™s actions.
â€śItâ€™s bizarre and idiotic that weâ€™ve come to this crossroads in our society that we are having to sacrifice our own culture and belief system,â€ť a concerned parent lamented to Starnes. â€śI canâ€™t even tell you how it got our blood boiling.â€ť