Uh, no: Florida student was not arrested for refusing to stand for Pledge of Allegiance

Uh, no: Florida student was not arrested for refusing to stand for Pledge of Allegiance
File: City Council of Monrovia CA recites pledge of allegiance led by local schoolgirl. City Council of Monrovia, YouTube

[Ed. – The arrest was for allegedly disruptive and threatening behavior following the initial refusal.  It doesn’t sound like the substitute teacher was handling the matter well.  That substitute reportedly is no longer on the district’s roster.]

An 11-year-old student in Lakeland, Florida, was recently arrested after he allegedly made threats against school officials, Spectrum Bay News 9 reported. Other media reports indicated the boy was arrested for his refusal to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. …

The arrest report stated that the school resource officer arrested the boy after he refused to follow multiple commands, repeatedly called school leaders racist, and caused a disruption.

During the ruckus, the boy allegedly threatened to have the school principal and resource officer fired. He also reportedly threatened to beat the teacher.

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The student was charged with disrupting a school function and resisting arrest without violence. He was also suspended from school for three days.

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