Dozens protest student having to remove flag from pickup

In this screen capture from a WBTW-TV/NDN news video, Peyton Robinson talks about having been ordered to refrain from flying an American flag on his pickup truck.

YORK, S.C. — Dozens of students and parents are upset that a South Carolina high school student was ordered to remove the American flag flying from the back of his pickup truck.

Area media outlets report more than 70 vehicles paraded through York on Thursday with American flags. The protesters then lined outside York Comprehensive High School.

The protest was sparked after the school ordered 18-year-old senior Peyton Robinson to remove the flag flying from his truck. School officials say it poses a safety hazard and could block the view of other drivers.

One woman, April Rumfelt of McConnells, South Carolina, flew two flags from her truck during the protest. She told The Herald of Rock Hill her daughter wants to join the Army and students have a right to fly the flag.