Colorado School Comes Under Fire for Hanging Saudi Flag Higher Than American Flag

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An elementary school in Colorado has come under  criticism after they lowered the American flag and elevated a Saudi Arabian  flag.

The principal at Bauder Elementary School in Fort Collins said they did not mean to  disrespect the American flag, according to a report in the Greeley Gazzette.

Principal Brian Carpenter told the newspaper that  the American flag was immediately returned to its proper and prominent position  at the school.

He explained that other flags are posted around the school to recognize the nationalities of  students from other countries.

A photograph showing the raised Saudi flag alongside  the lowered American flag was first posted on the Greeley Report, a local blog.  It generated lots of local debate.

“We realize this is an extremely sensitive time with  us getting close to the 10th anniversary of 9/11,” Carpenter told the  Gazzette.

“There is an increased amount of alertness and  sensitivity, but if someone is concerned about something to do with our flag I  will settle the issue right away.”

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