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Hundreds To Rally For Teen After U.S. Flag Uproar

Hundreds of people are already gathering this morning in Denair all in support of a teenager and his U.S. flag.

Five hundred motorcycle riders will escort 13-year old Cody Alicea to Denair Middle school this morning. A rally at the school could draw hundreds more, including leading figures and representatives in the national Tea Party movement.

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

The school's decision kicked up a firestorm of protest that spanned the country.

Edward Parazz took full responsibility for what he called a big mistake, saying he understands why the furor erupted after 13-year-old Cody Alicea was told to leave his flag-decorated bike at home.

"Apologies to all the veterans, all the Americans," Parazz said. "This is all on me. I didn't want this to happen to the community, the veterans, the whole country."

The district, now facing a lawsuit from a civil liberties group, says they'll make sure no other student is told they can't fly the American flag.

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