An LGBTQ Pride flag at a Los Angeles elementary school was burned in what police are treating as a hate crime.
ABC7 reported the flag had been flying from a planter beside a classroom at Saticoy Elementary School in North Hollywood.
It was torched amid a row among parents over teaching of LGBTQ and Pride issues at the school – and happened just days before a planned Pride assembly, the news channel reported.
An Instagram page was set up just days before the burned flag was discovered last week by a group of parents encouraging a boycott of the assembly, ABC7 reported.
The station reported organizers said the school has a large Armenian and Hispanic population and the Pride event doesn’t fit the Christian or conservative values shared by many of them.
ABC7 said police are investigating it as a possible hate crime.