SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – Some see the thin blue line flag as a symbol of solidarity with law enforcement, while others see it as a symbol of white supremacy.
Friday marked the first game Saugus High School will take to the field without the “Thin Blue Line” flag. The break from tradition comes days after the school informed the team that the flag will no longer be allowed on campus because it is “diverse”.
During Saugus’ game against Hart, fans filled the stands with the Thin Blue Line flag to show their solidarity with law enforcement.
Note that Saugus was the scene of a school shooting on November 14, 2019. A student killed two classmates and shot three others. Law enforcement rushed to campus to stop the suspect from shooting other students.
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“One of the first responders was a parent who dropped off a child (at the time) and he literally saved lives. For the school to not respect that is mind-boggling and disgusting,” said Brandy Roggentien, who has a daughter. at Saugus High School, FOX 11 told FOX 11 earlier in the week.
On the other hand, some argue that the Thin Blue Line flag is disrespectful to the country. Earlier in the week, D’Ante Von Wright explained what was offensive about the flag.
“The American flag has colors for a reason. Red, white and blue, so when you add a blue line to one of the white stripes, it obviously changes the meaning of that flag,” he said. “It’s no longer the stars and stripes, that’s what they want it to be so it’s a false flag. Flying it at a school event or any other event is disrespectful to the country and the military that came before it.”