Student Refuses To Say “Racist” Pledge Of Allegiance & Threatens Teacher. District Responds By Firing Teacher.

A substitute teacher (who also happens to be a Cuban-American) was going about normal start of the day business by having the class recite the Pledge of Allegiance. One 11-year old student refused, saying the pledge was racist. The student is said to have then threatened to beat the teacher and called the entire school racist. Fast-forward 72 hours. The student’s mother saddles up with legal help from a nonprofit group and the substitute teacher is fired. 

Welcome to American education circa 2019.

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Via Breitbart:

An 11-year-old Florida student was arrested for allegedly threatening to beat his teacher because he refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, calling the pledge “racist” to black people.

The alleged incident began when a substitute teacher asked the student to stand for the pledge.

The student, who usually does not stand for the pledge, replied that he would not participate in the Pledge of Allegiance because he believed the American flag is racist and the national anthem is offensive towards black people.

The substitute teacher pushed back, telling district officials she told the student, “Why if it was so bad here, he did not go to another place to live.”

“They brought me here,” the boy reportedly 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 teacher then reportedly answered, before calling in other school officials to deal with the student.

Things escalated when the boy allegedly refused to follow school officials’ orders, called them racists, threatened to beat the teacher and get the school officials fired, according to the arrest affidavit.

According to the school’s student handbook, students can opt out of the pledge with written permission from a parent or guardian. But a spokesperson for the school said the substitute teacher was not aware of the policy.

The district also told the substitute teacher she could no longer work at any schools within the district.


 

Student Suspended For Wearing “Build The Wall” T-Shirt Sues School District – And Wins $25,000 Settlement

Most students would have quickly done what they were told and not said another word about it but not Addison Barnes. He fought to protect his right to free expression – and won.

Via The Daily Mail:

Student suspended for wearing pro-Trump ‘build the wall’ t-shirt wins $25,000 settlement and an apology from his principal

**Addison Barnes sued his school when he was suspended over a political t-shirt
**The 18-year-old said his first amendment rights had been infringed on
**A court ruled in his favor, issued a restraining order allowing him to wear the shirt
**On Tuesday, the school settled, agreeing to pay his legal bills and apologize

“I brought this case to stand up for myself and other students who might be afraid to express their right of center views,’ Barnes said in a statement.

“Everyone knows if a student wears an anti-Trump shirt to school, the teachers won’t think twice about it. But when I wore a pro-Trump shirt, I got suspended.

‘That’s not right.”

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