LOGAN -- Cache County officials say a Utah State University student and a friend will not receive a citation for writing a political statement on an American flag and carrying it during a Fourth of July parade.
Chief Deputy Brad Slater says the county attorney decided the actions of Justin Jerez and his friend did not warrant prosecution.
The 20-year-old Jerez, of North Logan, and three friends wrote "Children of Debt, Inheritors of War" on a flag and carried it upside down along the parade route in Hyrum.
A deputy told Jerez that he and his friend would be cited. Writing on a state or national flag is illegal in Utah, but the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that such laws are unconstitutional.