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A 17-year-old student is suing her high school district after she claims she was suspended for refusing to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance. India Landry, from Houston, said she was asked to leave Windfern High School after the incident, despite having sat during the Pledge to the flag hundreds of times before. The federal lawsuit alleges administrators at the school had been "recently whipped into a frenzy" by NFL players kneeling for the national anthem, according to the NY Daily News.
"I said I wouldn't, and they said you are kicked out of here," India said. "The other woman said this isn't the NFL, you won't do this here."
India said school Principal Martha Strother immediately kicked her out after the incident, and the lawsuit alleges she was told: "If your mum does not get here in five minutes the police are coming."
originally posted by: Justso
Well, like the NFL players, the student is getting the attention she wanted. I don't buy the SJW anymore. It's just "look at me" and probably a paycheck.
1. State action against which the Fourteenth Amendment protects includes action by a state board of education. P. 637.
2. The action of a State in making it compulsory for children in the public schools to salute the flag and pledge allegiance -- by extending the right arm, palm upward, and declaring, "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands; one Nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all" -- violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments. P. 642.
So held as applied to children who were expelled for refusal to comply, and whose absence thereby became "unlawful," subjecting them and their parents or guardians to punishment.