(GREENVILLE ONLINE) — Scott Compton has received threatening phone calls and hate mail and, according to his attorney Darryl Smalls, he fears for the safety of his wife and two young children.

The English teacher at Chapin High School, near Columbia, S.C., also has been suspended from his job with a recommendation from the superintendent that he be fired, Lexington-Richland School District 5 spokesman Mark Bounds said.

His offense: taking the American flag from the wall and stomping on it.

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