While thousands of high school teenagers ‘walked out’ of their classrooms on Wednesday to focus the nation’s attention on school safety, not all protests were peaceful; with students in Tennessee tearing down the American flag and jumping on police cars during the demonstrations.
According to the Lexington Herald, total chaos broke out at the Antioch High School outside of Nashville, Tennessee as students ran wild during the out-of-control protests; attacking a police vehicle and snatching an American flag hanging outside the school.
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VIDEO: A group at Antioch High School in Nashville tore down an American Flag during the planned 17 minutes of silence at Wednesday's national school walkouts.
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“We respect the right of our students to advocate for causes that are important to them,” said a spokesperson from the Nashville Public Schools.
“Unfortunately, some students on our Antioch campus today chose to protest in ways that significantly disrupted school operations and threatened the safety and order for other students and staff within our school,” added the statement.