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Lincoln flag incident sparks school officials' concerns


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln's school superintendent has apologized after administrators asked some students not to fly American flags on their vehicles from holders they made in class due to worries about the potential for disagreements.

Several welding students at Career Academy flew the flags Friday for Veterans Day with the permission of Career Academy officials. The request prohibiting the flags was prompted by an incident later that day at Southeast Community College, when someone removed one of the flags from a holder attached to the tow hitch of a vehicle and placed it in the bed of an adjacent pickup, the Lincoln Journal Star reported ( ).

The person who removed the flag hasn't been identified. Career Academy director Dan Hohensee said while there was no altercation and, so far, no known reason for taking down the flag, administrators worried that a future incident could lead to a personal confrontation or property damage.


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