(WWLP) — AMHERST, Mass. – Now to another story that we’ve been continuing to update. Hampshire College has decided not to fly any flags on campus, after an American flag was burned at the college.
In a statement to 22News, Hampshire College’s president Johnathan Lash announced neither the American flag nor any other flags will be flown on campus.
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This comes after the school received harsh criticism from veterans and community members over the flag that was burnt.
“It is a disrespect. That shouldn’t have happened in the first place.”
Following the presidential election, the campus flag was lowered to half-staff, which offended veterans and some community members and then, someone set it on fire the night before Veterans Day. Many found the gesture to be disrespectful.