A Los Angeles school classroom has been pictured covered in flags and posters that include the messages ‘F*** the police’ and ‘F*** America.’
Pictures posted to social media detail anti-America propaganda on the walls of Alexander Hamilton High School located in Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).
They also included a pride, transgender pride, Black Lives Matter and Palestinian flag. Meanwhile, a stars and stripes flag could be seen flung over a piece of wooden furniture in the corner of the room.
Although the pictures were taken by a pupil at the school, they were seen by a parent who called them a ‘disgusting brainwashing of students with taxpayer dollars.’
Los Angeles high school classroom was decorated with with anti-police posters, Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ pride flags
Meanwhile, the Stars and Stripes can be seen flung over a piece of furniture
Other decorations included a poster condemning Americans for occupying ‘native land’ and another that read ‘F*** the police’
Alongside an anti-police poster, an anti-American poster depicts Christopher Columbus and the U.S. as being tied to the Ku Klux Klan, the New York Post reported.
One poster states ‘F*** Amerikkka, This is Native Land’ while the anti-police poster goes into some detail as to the stance.
‘Policing is a violent, anti-black settler institution that originated as slave patrols,’ the poster reads.
‘Their primary mandate is to protect property and to militarily enforce white supremacist capitalism. They are doing their jobs as they are trained and paid to do. You can’t fix what isn’t broken. That’s why we fight for police and prison abolition. F*** the Police.’
Pictures from classroom at Alexander Hamilton High School in LA were posted to Twitter
A number of reactions on Twitter revealed dismay over the classroom display
Some on social media are calling for the teacher who put up the flags and posters to be fired while some simply believed the symbols may simply have been part of a lesson.
A statement from the school took a more cautious approach over the purpose of the display while explaining that the paraphernalia has since been removed from the walls.
‘Any displays that are determined to be overtly and objectively political or otherwise run afoul of our policies of inclusion and respectful treatment of others will be taken down and will be handled administratively,’ read a statement from LAUSD.
‘Nevertheless, not every subjective belief that any one display is ‘political’ can be accommodated in a district as large and diverse as L.A. Unified.
The district made no comment over who put up the posters or if any action was to be taken against that person.
Other responses on social media appeared to be more supportive of the teacher behind it
Earlier this week, in a high school in Portland, a teacher removed the American flag from her classroom, saying it represented ‘violence and menace and intolerance’ in protest of a new ban on Black Lives Matter and Pride symbols.
The Newberg School Board recently introduced a ban which prohibits ‘political’ symbols in classrooms, which was passed by the board to stop staff flying Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ+ symbols such as pride flags in classrooms.
In response the new resolution, Gail Grobey removed the American flag from her classroom at Newberg High School ‘because that’s the most political symbol there is,’ according to The Newberg Graphic.
‘That symbol doesn’t stand for freedom or justice or equality anymore. It stands for violence and menace and intolerance, and I will not fly that in my room.’
Gail Grobey removed the flag in protest of a controversial school board policy banning ‘political’ symbols in the classroom claiming it ‘doesn’t stand for freedom or justice or equality anymore. It stands for violence and menace and intolerance’
Two other teachers in California have been put on administrative leave and are set to be fired after they displayed controversial flags in their classroom.
Kristin Pitzen, of Newport Mesa School District in Orange County caused a stir when she posted a since-deleted TikTok video claiming that the American flag made her ‘uncomfortable’ and had her students say the pledge of allegiance to the gay pride flag.
Meanwhile, Gabriel Gipe, of Inderkum High School in Sacramento, faced complaints from parents when a student reported that the Antifa flag and Chinese Communist Party poster that he hung in his classroom made them uncomfortable.