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