User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


55° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Custodian Claims Flag Being Disrespected

February 5, 2013, 12:13 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

Custodian Claims Flag Being Disrespected
Courtesy: Cesar Zakahi

SIOUX FALLS, SD -

A Fort Pierre man says he was fired this week for standing up for the American flag.

The former custodian for the Stanley County School District says he lost his job on Monday after he posted pictures of a crumpled up flag on Facebook over the weekend.  The photos show an American flag and a South Dakota flag that was just thrown onto a shelf in the school's boiler room.

Cesar Zakahi says another janitor has been doing this since he started his job with the school nearly three months ago.  Zakahi says he's complained to the superintendent about the mistreatment of the flag, but when it kept happening, he put up this picture and asked people to call or email the superintendent so the flag would be folded properly.

"I told him he hadn't taken care of it yet. She's been doing this for two months and you guys won't do anything about it so I took the only means necessary to try to get her to stop doing it," Zakahi said.

Zakahi, who is still within his 90-day probation period, said the superintendent called him in Monday about the posting, said he overstepped his boundaries and fired him.

Superintendent Don Hotalling confirms Zakahi no longer works for the district, but said he can't comment because it's a personnel matter.  He says the Stanley County School District has not, and will not, disrespect the flag.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Homeowner, Firefighter Dead After Overnight House Fire

4/13/2015 7:34 AM

According to Brandon Police Chief David Kull, 47-year-old homeowner David Smith was transported to a Sioux Falls hospital where he was pronounced dead...

Full Story
Toddler Passes Away After Receiving Head Injuries

4/11/2015 12:42 PM

After being declared brain dead Saturday morning, the toddler hospitalized after receiving severe head trauma in the care of a Rapid City man has offi...

Full Story
Procession Held For Fallen Volunteer Firefighter

4/13/2015 10:49 AM

Several law enforcement agencies assisted in a procession to transport a firefighter who died in a Brandon house fire.

Full Story
6 Arrested In Sex Trafficking Investigations

4/13/2015 10:15 AM

The arrests were made following investigations into sex trafficking in Sioux Falls by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and Internet...

Full Story
11 Year Old SF Student Faces Drug & Assault Charges

4/16/2015 12:12 PM

An 11-year-old Patrick Henry Middle School student is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon after bringing a BB gun to school.

Full Story


Events