WTKR reported last week that Moses Hinton, a 13 year old student at Plaza Middle School in Virginia Beach, used the US flag to dry off his hands after using the bathroom. He served an in-school suspension for it.
His mother says the teachers are singling him out because he is the only black student in the 7th grade gifted program. Claiming racism falls on deaf ears for many of those that are commenting on the story… because the principal is black.
School’s story: According to Virginia Beach Public Schools Spokesperson Eileen Cox, a teacher observed Moses wipe his hands on the flag after leaving the bathroom on May 21, 2012. When confronted about it, Cox said Moses told the teacher there were no napkins left in the bathroom.
Boy’s story: According to the boy’s mother, “His response was ‘mommy I was coming up the stairs and I lost my balance and I touched the flag,’” Hinton said.