Texas Student Expelled For Refusing to Stand During Pledge of Allegiance

Last week, a 12th grade student at a Texas high school was expelled for refusing to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance. A lawsuit filed by the student against the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District argues her expulsion violates her First Amendment rights. The student claims she was in the principal’s office and refused to stand for the pledge. She claims the principal began making rude comments, saying “This isn’t the NFL, you won’t do this here.” The student has now returned to school, but will continue to sit for the pledge each morning.

Windfern High School in Houston, Texas. Image courtesy of Windfern School of Choice.



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