Student faces misdemeanor charges as he refused to stand for pledge of allegiance

Recently, a boy was arrested for causing disruption in the school proceedings. He failed to adhere to the repeated instructions from the school staff and law enforcement, as told by the Polk County Public Schools spokesperson Kyle Kennedy. The spokesperson added that the charges pressed against the student had nothing to take with his refusal to stand for the pledge of allegiance. However, the other side, the student, refuses such claims. The mother of the student launches a legal battle against the school as she believes that the school failed to give her kid the basic rights.

Allegedly, the student told his substitute teacher about the discrepancies in flag and national anthem related to the African-American community. In response the teacher told the student that he should live in some other place. The student replied, “They brought me here.” The teacher replied, “Well, you can always go back because I came here from Cuba and the day I feel I’m not welcome here anymore, I would find another place to live.” The substitute teacher later called the office of the school administration as she didn’t want to deal with the kid.

Further story was revealed by the police department, according to them the school administration decided to calm down the student. The administrator told the student to leave the school for more than 20 times but the student allegedly made threats.The police then took him to the juvenile assessment center and charged him with resisting an officer without violence and disrupting the school function. The police said that they would never arrest someone for refusing to stand for pledge of allegiance but could arrest someone yelling, screaming and shouting threats. The mother rejected the arrest affidavit and denied the allegations made by the teacher. The mother said the following things about the arrest.

She was wrong. She was way out of place,” the mother told Bay News 9. “If she felt like there was an issue with my son not standing for the flag, she should’ve resolved that in a way different manner than she did.

It’s also being said that the substitute teacher no longer works in the district. Allegedly she didn’t know that the students were legally allowed not to stand for the pledge of allegiance.

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