Teacher Lowers Students’ Grades For Not Standing For The Pledge
A young Native American high school student in California claims a teacher lowered her and a friend’s participation grades after they refused to stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance reports ABC News:
Leilani Thomas has been choosing not to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance since the second grade — way before San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started doing the same during performances of the national anthem at games, ABC affiliate KXTV in Sacramento reported.
Thomas explained that she is Native American and that she has been sitting out the Pledge of Allegiance as a peaceful protest to the way Native Americans have been historically treated in the U.S.
The teacher “told me I was being disrespectful,” Thomas told KXTV. “I was pretty mad because she was being disrespectful to me also, saying I was making bad choices and I don’t have the choice to sit down during the pledge.”
This past week, the issue came to the attention of Konocti Unified School District Superintendent Donna Becnel, who confirmed the incident took place.
“One of the students let a principal know what happened and the principal then informed me,” Becnel told ABC News today. “We’ve since transferred the two students to another [advisory period] class.”
The superintendent said she stands behind the students and their right to free speech.
The protest of the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance have brought ALL the idiots in this country…