The teacher reportedly ordered the girl out into the hallway, where he threatened the girl with detention and then sent her to the school counselor's office. The next day, when the student again refused to stand for the pledge, the teacher called school officers to remove her from the classroom and take her to the counselor's office once again."When the student’s mother reached out to an assistant principal for help in dealing with the teacher’s abusive and improper actions, the official said her daughter should instead apologize for her 'defiance.'
TPJ:Ironic that the pledge mentions the right to liberty but apparently not the liberty to choose not to say the pledge in the first place? Makes no sense. Why make a big deal out of it? Just let the kid have a moment of silence while the rest say it, and leave it at that. When you make a big deal out of it you send mixed messages that you're free in this country but you not free enough to say you'd rather not say the pledge. I don't mind the pledge but let the kid be--This is America after all, or at least I thought so.