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Teacher apologizes after students stomp on flag in assignment

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An art teacher in Paducah, Kentucky has apologized for a project that had students standing on the American flag in a school hallway.  The assignment was intended to motivate discussion, but instead left many outraged.

Here in metro Atlanta, Louise and John Helton say there's a better way to learn about the flag.  They recently fought a battle with their homeowner's association over restrictions on flying the flag in their neighborhood. 

The Heltons say instead, teachers should hold up the flag and teach children to be proud of the history it stands for.

The local superintendent in Kentucky said the school district will work with military officials to properly retire the flag used in the school project.

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