Bikers Escort Boy to School To Protest Flag Ban

flag bearing motorcyclists escort teenager who was told not to fly the flag on his bicycle at school

A 13-year-old Northern California boy at the center of a flag controversy got a big show of support this morning from members of the  biker community.

Last week Cody Alicea was told by his Stanislaus County middle school that he couldn't ride to school with a U.S. flag on his bike.

The school has since changed its mind much to the credit of the story going international, thanks to people like radio host Rush Limbaugh to soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

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As he proudly displayed the flag for his ride to school Monday, he was joined by a parade of people on motorcycles. The group said the Pledge of Allegiance upon arriving at school.

"It means a lot to me," a tearful Alicea told KCRA.

The school said the original ban of his flag was due to safety concerns. Denair Unified School District Superintendent Edward Parraz told KCRA the campus recently experienced racial tensions. He said some students got out of hand on Cinco de Mayo. He said some students displayed the Mexican flag, while others displayed American flags.

Alicea said Monday he is surprised by all the attention he is getting. "This is big," Alicea said. "I didn't think it'd get this big."

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  2. Where has this post been? This is absolutely ridiculous! We are Americans, you know. We aught to see our flag anywhere respectful and displayed in the rules regarding our flag. All these people who come into our great country need to get a grip and be thankful to be an American….ala Lee Greenwood!

  3. Cody was merely showing his patriotism. After all, this is American right? Isn’t it ironic that there is controversy when someone decides to show our flag in our country? This should have been a non-issue but instead it was made into an international incident. What a shame! But I am glad for those who eventually stood up for him and forced the school to change its mind.

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