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Foreign 14-year-old faces charges of desecrating Greek symbol

A 14-year-old boy was to face a prosecutor in Halkidiki, northern Greece, on Thursday on charges of desecrating a national symbol after he allegedly removed the Greek flag from the yard of his former school in Nea Moudania and hid it in nearby shrubs.

According to a police investigation, the pupil, who is not Greek, removed the flag from its mast on the night of October 19.

He had been expelled from the school for “inappropriate behavior.”

Charges also have been lodged against his guardian for neglectful supervision of a minor.