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School's Anti-Flag Stance Prompts Death Threats To Board Trustees

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A 13-year-old made headlines last week when his school insisted he stop flying an American flag on the back of his bike while on school grounds. KCRA reported Wednesday that board trustees of the boy's school, Denair Middle School, are now receiving death threats.

Cody Alicea was asked by administrators to take the flag off his bike because of concerns about racial tensions that surfaced in the school on Cinco de Mayo.

Though the student was eventually permitted to display the flag, media outlets featured the story nationwide, and now at least two board trustees have received threats.

KCRA reported:

Eleven-year trustee Louisa Allen said she has received nasty letters and possibly one threat telling her to get out of the country.

Board trustee Robert Hodges said he received several death threats through e-mail, but took them as "nut jobs" and didn't report them to authorities.

Read more about the controversy and watch the video at KCRA.