Students at San Diego State University are currently flying a U.S. Coast Guard flag, a U.S. Army flag and an American flag off the deck of their on campus housing, but now they face expulsion for doing so.
“They’re trying to say it’s a fire hazard, but it just doesn’t make much sense,” said Cameron Box, an active duty member of the Coast Guard.
The school is claiming the flags violate policy and are a fire hazard. Their housing agreement states:
“No items, except patio furniture designed for outdoor use, may be placed on balconies and patios. Hangings, partitions, or curtains of any type may not be used on balconies or patios.”
“If you look up the definition of furniture, it does say it’s an ornament and ornaments are particularly designed to beautify something,” said Connor Fenwick, another resident of the house aspiring to be a U.S. Army officer.
The school wants the flags down immediately and the students can appeal.
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