Gavin Watkins, a 16yr old Sonora High School Junior, was asked by Principal Ben Howell to remove a Confederate Battle flag from a pole in the back of the truck which he parks on North Washington Street in Sonora.
Gavin said Howell asked him on Tuesday to remove the flag to protect the truck “because other students may tear it out”. To prevent vandalism by other students, he returned to school Wednesday morning with a flag bolted to the truck’s hitch. Security on campus again asked that it be removed, and both times Watkins refused.
Both of Gavins parents support him 100%. Hats off to them!
You can contact the school using the following publicly available information:
By email: Ben Howell firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 430 North Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370
Please be respectful in your communications, after all, we’re not the haters!