Colorado School Board Votes To Allow Kid To Wear “Don’t Tread On Me” Patch To School After Being Kicked Out Of Class
12-year-old Jaiden is being hailed as a hero in America for standing up for freedom after fighting back against his school system which pulled him out of class for having a patriotic Texas patch of the “Don’t Tread On Me” flag on his backpack.
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The school officials who forced him to leave the classroom and miss multiple classes told him and his mom, “We can’t have that in and around other kids.”
The Viral Conversation Between The Boy’s Mom & School Officials
During a private meeting between him, his mother, and school officials, they tried to tell Jaiden’s mother that he would not be able to return to class until he removed the patch from his backpack.
When Jaiden’s mother asked them why, they told her, “The reason we do not want the flag, is due to its origins with slavery and slave trade.”
Confused, she asked them, “Do they know what the Gadsden flag is? That it’s a historical flag?”
Jaiden’s mother clearly came to the meeting prepared because she then informed them that, “The ACLU says that he’s allowed to wear that. If you go on their website, it says in big letters. Unless there’s like a ban on patches, period, like if you said, ‘There’s no patches allowed at this school. You cannot display what you think,’ … or anything like that, I think it’s, like, one-sided.”
Jaiden can be heard saying after his mom got done speaking, “Other kids have patches.”
However, school officials didn’t want to hear any of their own rules spoken back to them and stuck to their guns, telling the boy and his mother that they had every right to not agree, but the school would still have to enforce district policy.
Jaiden’s Mother Warned Them That She Doesn’t Want To Turn This Into A Litigation Battle
Jaiden’s mother realizing that the school wasn’t going to budge, then told them that she didn’t want to turn this into a litigation situation and take them to court over this. However, she would if she had to. Not knowing what to do at this point, the school officials told her that she was just going to have to speak with the school director about what to do next. Jaiden’s mother later got into a back-and-fourth emailing stand-still with the school director who also didn’t want to budge on the situation.
The director then argued that the flag is associated with “hate groups,” linking to this weak article that cites a “graphic design scholar” 😂 who claimed that “some may now see the Gadsden flag as a symbol of intolerance and hate—or even racism.”
— Connor Boyack 📚 (@cboyack) August 29, 2023
The School Board Eventually Voted To Let Jaiden Wear The Patch
After a lengthy back-and-forth with the director, and especially after the family released a video they secretly took of the conversation the mother had with the school officials, the issue was escalated to the school board. The video quickly went viral and fearing a public litigation battle in court and all the negative attention it would bring, the school ultimately decided that it was best to just let the boy go back to class with his “Don’t Tread On Me” patch on his backpack.
Jaiden is now being celebrated by freedom-loving Americans and being compared to the founding fathers of America for standing up for what he believed in – FREEDOM – which is what America is all about and will continue to be as long as we have patriots like him standing up to tyranny.
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Another win for America and upholding the American Constitution, folks! If you haven’t watched the viral video yet, the one that Jaiden’s family secretly recorded during the meeting, here’s your chance. Take a look at the video below to watch how it all went down.