Two Ohio high school students were reinstated on their football team after being suspended for disobeying an order to not carry flags supporting police onto the field, according to the school district.
Students Jarad Bentley and Brady Williams from Little Miami High School were suspended from the team after they carried a thin red line flag honoring firefighters and a thin blue line flag honoring police onto the football field Friday, according to TV station Local 12.
Both boys had previously requested the school to carry the flags onto the field, but their request was denied and they were warned of consequences if they disobeyed the order, according to the school
Williams carried the thin-blue line flag and he said it was to honor police who had died attempting to rescue people during the terror attacks on 9/11, Local 12 reported. Bentley carried the thin red line flag. (RELATED: Ohio School Bans Thin Blue Line Flag, County Commissioner Says Superintendent Should Step Down)
“I was all for it,” Bentley said, according to Local 12.
“Because my dad is a firefighter, and if it had been him killed on 9/11, I would have wanted someone to do