Minnesota teacher asked to take down Ukrainian flag
BYRON, Minn. – A teacher in southeastern Minnesota has been asked by high school administrators to remove a Ukrainian flag from her classroom, a flag her students asked her to display as a show of solidarity for the war-torn country.
Byron Public Schools Superintendent Mike Neubeck says district lawyers are reviewing the school system’s policy covering what can be displayed in classrooms.
Neubeck said he’s concerned that allowing the Ukrainian flag could lead to unwanted displays.
The co-president of the local teacher’s union, Justin Blom, says displaying the flag is one way for kids to identify and talk about bullying.