6th Grader Dragged From Class For Not Standing During Pledge Of Allegiance

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I didn't know what was going on, ' Stone said, adding 'then I was irritated because that's not supposed to happen'. "I didn't comprehend what was happening".

The next day, when another teacher was in his homeroom class, Stone was working on a work sheet when the pledge was being recited. Stone said the next day, another teacher yelled at him for sitting down during the Pledge.

"I'm doing this for me, my brothers, everyone across the state, and everyone across the country", the sixth-grader commented. "So who knows what other teachers she's taught her way of thinking".

We think the action of the local authorities in compelling the flag salute and pledge transcends constitutional limitations on their power, and invades the sphere of intellect and spirit which it is the objective of the First Amendment to our Constitution to reserve from all official control.

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The Supreme Court ruled in the 1943 case of West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette that students can not be forced to say the Pledge of Allegiance in school. "And they should respect that", Stone's father Brian said. He said students have the right to skip the Pledge of Allegiance.

Farmington Hills Superintendent George Heitsch has announced that one of the two unnamed teachers involved in the ordeal has been placed on leave.

The statement doesn't say which of the two teachers has been placed on leave.

Stone's father, Brian Chaney, says he supports his son's decision and admires his son's courage.

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"It's his choice to sit".

'I have four sons. "He believes in what he believes in", Chaney said. "I'm going to say we're quite disappointed", he told board members, standing with his four sons. He believes in what he believes in.

What's even more troubling about this situation is that as a teacher's consultant, the person who dragged this child is tasked with training other teachers on how to manage their classrooms. He attends East Middle School in the Farmington district. As of right now, Chaney has not gone back to the school, and his family is juggling with the idea of moving his to another district.

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