JPS: Flag mistakenly placed on flagpole upside down at Murrah High

Photo: WJTV

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — The American flag at Murrah High School was flying upside down on the flagpole Monday morning.

WJTV reached out to Jackson Public Schools officials to see if there was a reason behind it, or if it was a simple mistake.

School officials said it was just an error.

Below is a statement from Sherwin Johnson, the executive director of public relations for JPS:

“A student mistakenly hung the flag incorrectly this morning after getting it tangled up. This was in no way a symbol of protest to the United States of America.”

WJTV crews were at the school when the flag was removed and put back on the pole correctly.

Photo: WJTV
Photo: WJTV

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