The American flag was replaced in the wee hours of yesterday morning with the ISIS flag. The American flag was later found desecrated.
According to officials, it was the act of vandals, not members of ISIS or people linked to the group:
SLTRIB – Police have enlisted the help of the FBI after an ISIS flag was found in place of an American flag on a Hurricane High School flagpole Thursday morning.
Following hours of investigation, including analysis by federal agents, Police have determined the flag swap was not executed by the infamous terrorist group.
“… based on information we received from the FBI we do not believe this act was perpetrated by someone linked to the Islamic State,” Hurricane police said in a news release.
However, police are still searching for the vandal, or vandals, who swapped the flags and spray-painted “ISIS is comi” on a wall of the school.
The graffiti has been removed, as has the flag bearing the terrorist group’s black and white symbol. A new American flag has been hoisted after the old one, left on school grounds, was damaged, the release said.
I hope they are right about this being the work of vandals and not someone connected to the actual terrorist group. But with the desecration of the American flag, it does make me wonder if officials are at least partly wrong, at least to the extent that it may have been done in the name of ISIS.