Thursday, January 24 2013 8:30 AM EST2013-01-24 13:30:03 GMT
At least one parent calls the actions of a Chapin High School English teacher disrespectful and unpatriotic. The Lexington-Richland District 5 teacher is accused of throwing down the American flag andMore >
Lexington-Richland School District Five made no decision Monday night on whether or not to terminate a teacher in the district who ignited a nationwide controversy after he allegedly threw down an American flag and stomped on it in front of his classes as part of a lesson.More >
CHAPIN, SC (WIS) -
The attorney for a Midlands high school teacher accused of stomping on an American flag in front of his honors English classes says his client meant no disrespect.
Darryl D. Smalls says 12-year teacher Scott Compton was attempting to show his classes that America is an "inspirational idea," greater than the "material objects that represent it," during a lesson on symbolism.
"He made only positive comments about America throughout this lesson," wrote Smalls in an emailed statement to WIS. "The version of events currently circulating is incomplete."
"He meant no intentional disrespect to those men and women who served our country or to America itself," continued Smalls. "Several members of his family served in the Armed Forces and they have his total support given all of the facts of the lesson."
"Many people have rushed to vilify my client based on one segment of the story related through a secondhand account," wrote Smalls. "My client has had an exemplary twelve year teaching career and was only trying to create a forum for discussion using a powerful symbol with which all his students would be familiar."
Monday, June 17 2013 8:17 PM EDT2013-06-18 00:17:17 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >
Monday, June 17 2013 1:10 PM EDT2013-06-17 17:10:45 GMT
A Powerball ticket sold last month at the Nevada-California border worth $256,000 remains unclaimed, according to lottery officials. California Lottery said the ticket sold on May 15 at the Primm ValleyMore >
A Powerball ticket sold last month at the Nevada-California border worth $256,000 remains unclaimed, according to lottery officials.More >
Monday, June 17 2013 11:14 AM EDT2013-06-17 15:14:10 GMT
A homeowner caught two armed men trying to break into his house off-guard when he pointed his own gun back at them, according to police. It happened Friday night at a home on Southern Highlands near ValleyMore >
A homeowner caught two armed men trying to break into his house off-guard when he pointed his own gun back at them, according to police. More >
Monday, June 17 2013 2:38 PM EDT2013-06-17 18:38:30 GMT
Las Vegas motorists continue to see gas prices shoot upward despite a drop nationally. According to AAA's Fuel Gauge Report, the average price of gas on Monday was reported about five cents higher thanMore >
Las Vegas motorists continue to see gas prices shoot upward despite a drop nationally.More >
The Supreme Court says states cannot require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make signing up easier.More >
States can't demand proof of citizenship from people registering to vote in federal elections unless they get federal or court approval to do so, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a decision complicating efforts in...More >
Monday, June 17 2013 9:57 AM EDT2013-06-17 13:57:30 GMT
(CNN) - According to a new CNN/ORC poll, just 45 percent of Americans believe the President is doing a good job. President Obama can't seem to get out from under his dark cloud- fueling the fall in hisMore >
The drop in President Barack Obama's popularity comes on the heels of a leak that revealed the NSA has been conducting a large data-mining operation on American citizens.More >