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Flagged Rider Gets Escort To School

By Associated Press
Published On: Nov 15 2010 12:22:08 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 15 2010 12:30:32 PM CST

It wasn't this California boy's usual ride to school this morning!

Hundreds of other bike riders came along --- many of them veterans, and some from out of state, all wanting to show support to 13-year-old Cody Alicea.

School officials had told Alicea he shouldn't ride his American flag-decorated bike to school because some students were offended.

That kicked up a firestorm of protest.

The school superintendent has since apologized, and promised that something like that will not happen again. But the school district is now facing a lawsuit from a civil liberties group.