Illinois Teacher Fired For Stepping On American Flag

(Martinsville, IL) — An Illinois teacher is out of a job after he stepped on an American flag in class. “The Mattoon Journal Gazette” reports school officials voted last week to fire Martinsville Junior-Senior High School English teacher Jordan Parmenter. The firing came after a lesson in May when the teacher claimed he stepped on the flag as a way to illustrate an example of free speech.