Penn Manor Student Cited for Disorderly Conduct

On Friday, April 16, a Penn Manor student was arrested by Millersville Police for disorderly conduct toward the school’s resource officer.

The student was told multiple times to stop waving a multi-colored flag during lunch hours but continued to do so.

According to Lancaster New Era, Cindy Rhoades, the district’s community relations coordinator said that the student became “unruly and insubordinate,” to the officer.

The officer then took the student to the administration officer. This is where the student went ballistic by “trashing” the office and yelling profane words.

Rhoades also told Lancaster New Era that they did not tell the student to put away the flag because of any message it could have portrayed but for the possible injuries to any of the 600 to 700 students occupying the cafeteria from the pointed end of the flag stick.

Rhoades then explained that the student was not disciplined for showing off the flag but for the way the student acted toward the officer and administration.

In concurrence with the disorderly conduct charge, the student was also suspended from school.

By Sarah Garner

Comments

  1. Not really interesting if you dont say who it was

  2. I assume multi-colored means rainbow?

  3. Connor Hughes says:

    Honestly, why even post this without a name? Is our school that afraid of even coming close to controversy? Come on… man up Penn Points… Man up..

  4. By “multi-colored flag”, do you mean a gay flag?

  5. Yeah i agree with noah. This is meaningless.

  6. Hi People says:

    Yeah who was it?

  7. PM Student says:

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the FREEDOM OF speech, or of THE PRESS; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    c’mon, guys

  8. lauren marie says:

    OK.. first of all. Penn Points does not need to man up?!?!
    Obviously if the news paper cant publish their name, the school of the student cant publish it. So gain some knowledge about writing before telling them that their story is meaningless without a name. They could get sued. So maybe all of you should get more involved and you would know who it was. It’s not that big of a secret!!

  9. i know the person and the whole situation so yeah i think it was wrong but thats just me and yes it was a rainbow flag

  10. NewKid says:

    Yeah! Freedom of speech, just as long as it didn’t say anything bad.

  11. Yep, it was a gay flag. I know the girl involved, she’s a good person. What all of us were concerned about is the fact students can wave and wear Confederate flags and American flags, but not a gay flag. Tell me that doesn’t sound at least a little bit biased, especially to gay and lesbian students.

  12. I think it’s a shame that the school can’t clearly speak the actual news that went on, and that they’ve been confined to just spitting out this snipit of a lie. I know who was waving the flag, and I know what went on afterward.

    There wasn’t a soul in harm’s way, he was just not accepting of the message that the flag was trying to convey and wanted to stop her from spreading it. The fact that he, or perhaps all of the staff members of Penn manor, would lie about this is beyond me.

  13. Its meaningless because you don’t know their name? This story should be about restrictions to freedom of expression not so you can gossip and feel in the loop.