After the Temecula Valley Unified School District approved a controversial flag ban policy on campuses, one student is protesting the new rules by passing out hundreds of Pride flags to classmates.
The move has now sparked a campaign to support Moxxie, a 16-year-old junior at Great Oak High School in Temecula, with people donating Pride flags, pins and stickers to the teen.
After a 3-2 approval on Sept. 12, only state and U.S. flags can be displayed at schools within the district. All other flags would require the superintendent’s approval. Some critics believe the new policy will be used to censor LGBTQ+ support and target pride flags. Following the decision, Moxxie, has been handing out Pride flags and stickers at his school. Despite being a standout AP student, Moxie said he doesn’t feel very supported by his school district.
KTLA's John Fenoglio reports on September 20, 2023.