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Updated: 6:12 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 | Posted: 5:46 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013
CHAPIN, S.C. —
A South Carolina teacher is off the job after students said he stomped on an American flag during class.English honors teacher Scott Compton said the action was part of a lesson.Through his lawyer, Compton said he meant no disrespect.He said he was attempting to show his class that America was and inspirational idea and greater than the material objects that represent it.The superintendent has recommended firing Compton, but the decision is in the hands of the school board.Compton is on paid leave.
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