California High School Student Gets Lower Grade for Protesting Pledge of Allegiance

A teacher at a California high school lowered the grade of a student who refused to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance.

Leilani Thomas, the student, said she had been sitting during the Pledge of Allegiance since the second grade, KXTV reported. A teacher at Lower Lake High School took points off her participation grade for sitting.

“She told me I was being disrespectful and I was pretty mad,” Thomas, who is Native American, told KXTV. “She was being disrespectful to me also, saying...

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