Thursday, January 10, 2013 5:53 pm
Lesson flap: Teacher accused of stomping on flag
The Associated Press
Authorities say Scott Compton is accused of taking an American flag down from the wall and stamping on it during three of his classes last month at Chapin High School as part of a lesson.
Attorney Darryl Smalls said Compton, who is on paid leave, was trying to generate discussion by using a powerful symbol his students were familiar with.
A local school superintendent has recommended that Compton be fired. The matter goes before a school board Monday.
Compton, an honors English teacher, has taught at the high school for seven years.