A New Hampshire woman is upset that middle school officials confiscated her autistic son's American flag because the rod it was attached to was deemed a safety hazard.
Theresa Stevens, of Dover, says her 12-year-old son, Shawn, brought the small flag to school to show friends. He had received it as a gift from a family friend whose son is in Afghanistan.
Stevens says a school official called Wednesday to say that school workers were concerned that the rod's pointed end could have been dangerous.
Dover Middle school Co-Principal Kimberly Lyndes tells Fosters Daily Democrat ( http://bit.ly/pohJP0) it wasn't about discipline or patriotism, but about safety.
Stevens says she wants her son to know he did nothing wrong. She says students routinely carry around sharp-tipped items, such as compasses and pencils.
Information from: Foster's Daily Democrat, http://www.fosters.com