Janitor claims American flag disrespected, fired

2013-02-05T14:19:00Z 2013-11-18T17:02:26Z Janitor claims American flag disrespected, firedThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 05, 2013 2:19 pm  • 

FORT PIERRE | A Fort Pierre man says he was fired from his job as a school custodian after posting photos on Facebook showing a crumpled up American flag.

Local media report that Cesar Zakahi was fired Monday from his job at Stanley County School District after he posted photos over the weekend of a crumpled up American flag.

Zakahi says he noticed that when another custodian would take down the American and South Dakota flags from an outside pole, he would crumple them up and place them on a boiler.

When the other worker refused to change the way he handled the flag, Zakahi posted the photo online.

Superintendent Don Hotalling has confirmed Zakahi no longer works for the district. He says the dismissal has nothing to do with the photo.

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  1. ttpilot
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    ttpilot - February 06, 2013 7:52 am
    I think there's more this story than his concern about a crumpled flag. Workplace politics? If he was really concerned, he'd of taken it to his supervisor not posted on facebook
  2. coffeehead
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    coffeehead - February 06, 2013 7:49 am
    Some coincidence if it has nothing to do with the crumpled flag. Some one needs a lesson in flag folding.
  3. Uplander
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    Uplander - February 05, 2013 7:06 pm
    Classic Zakahi.
  4. dodasd
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    dodasd - February 05, 2013 3:25 pm
    That Sup. needs to be the one replaced for allowing that to go on!
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