The Chapin High School teacher who was placed on paid adiministrative leave after he stomped on the American flag during a classroom lesson in December has decided to resign.
Scott Compton, an English teacher, and Lexington-Richland 5 jointly issued the following statement Friday afternoon:
For personal and family reasons, Mr. Scott Compton has decided to resign from his position as an English teacher at Chapin High School, effective at the conclusion of the 2012-13 school year. Both Mr. Compton and the District agree that his resignation is in the best interest of everyone who was directly involved in this matter.
Superintendent Dr. Stephen Hefner previously recommended that Compton's employment with the district be terminated after the district officials learned he stomped on the flag during three classroom lessions on symbolism.
Compton's attorney, and that Compton was trying to show students that America is an "inspirational idea," greater than the "material objects that represent it."