School promises to replace tattered American flag

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WZZM) -- The principal of Martin Luther King Junior Elementary is promising to take replace the tattered American flag flying outside her school.

Dale Kanouff, a bus driver at the elementary school contacted 13 On Your Side Monday to tell us about the ripped and frayed flag, which he says has been damaged for five weeks. Kanouff said he brought the flag to school leaders' attention but wasn't making the progress he had hoped for.

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Tuesday 13 On Your Side talked to principal Stacey Pallett, who said the weather has prevented staff from fixing the problem. "We had bad weather and one day the flag was whipping around the top and turned into a knot and unfortunately we couldn't lower it... but we have replacement flags and we're ready," Pallett said.

She says once the snow melts, the district will bring in a hydraulic lift to reach the knot and put up a new flag.


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