The five, white, male, students wore the American flag shirts to school on Cinco de Mayo. Now, let's face it, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in the U.S. mainly by Gringos in Mexican restaurant chains. Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez scooped the boys up and told them to turn the shirts inside out, or go home. Rodriguez was supposedly concerned about the boys attire being 'incendiary', and possibly causing fights with Mexican students.
So, instead of protecting the minority's (the white five) right to dress as they please, the A.P. lets them know that "might makes right". The school basically told the boys, "We can't control the Mexicans, so you five have to do the wrong thing."
The next day, in full backpedal mode, the district superintendent said, "The Morgan Hill Unified School District does not prohibit nor do we discourage wearing patriotic clothing. The incident on May 5 at Live Oak High School is extremely unfortunate. While campus safety is our primary concern and administrators made decisions yesterday in an attempt to ensure campus safety, students should not, and will not, be disciplined for wearing patriotic clothing. This matter is under investigation and appropriate action will be taken."
We're still waiting, not holding our breath, but still waiting for that action to be taken. You would think that by now, the school board's shysters would have thrown out the standard two paragraph apology, along with some bogus policy review, and, of course, some diversity training for the assistant principal.