The Klein Independent School District issued a reponse on their website to what they call 'inaccurate allegations.' It reads as follows:
- Neither the Klein Independent School District nor any of its campuses has flown another country or state's flag on a pole outside of its facilities.
- Neither the Klein Independent School District nor any of its campuses has flown the American flag upside down.
- Neither the Klein Independent School District nor any of its campuses has displayed another country or state's flag in a manner that would dishonor or disrespect the American flag or the Texas state flag.
- As part of a student activity, permission was granted for students to display some decorations for Cinco de Mayo which included the Mexican flag that was placed on a railing in the school. This activity was never meant to dishonor or show disrespect to our country or our state or our flags.
A letter was sent home with students explaining the situation.
The reports may have gotten initially confused with a protest from Montebello High School in California in March 2006, in which a Mexican flag was flown above an upside down US flag.