This Monday, Florida was overtaken by shock when a first-grade student was forced to stand by his teacher, after taking a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance at his elementary school.
The anonymous six-year-old boy is a student at the Wiregrass Elementary School in Wesley Chapel, Florida, and as soon as he took a knee during his classmates’ recital of the Pledge, his teacher immediately approached him and told him to stand back up and join in. After everything was over, the teacher made the brave move to text the mom of the student, informing her about the incident which took place, and explaining that she chose to intervene since as she wrote, “in the classroom we are learning what it means to be a good citizen.”
The mom of the first grader, who also chose to stay anonymous, revealed later on that she never told his son to perform the act, and she seemed outraged that his teacher made him stand and said it wasn’t “her right” to do so.
This didn’t come as a shock since the majority of the youth around the world is inspired by famous athletes and celebrities, and in this case, the NFL protesters. As far as the school officials go, they chose to side with the teacher, pointing out the state law which dictates that every student must recite the Pledge, unless they have a note from the parents explaining the absence of their child.
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