Student receives lower grade for sitting during Pledge of Allegiance

Student receives lower grade for sitting during Pledge of Allegiance

A student's refusal to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance has sparked controversy at her California school.

KXTV reports that Lower Lake High School student Leilani Thomas says she has been sitting during the pledge since the second grade to protest injustices against her Native American people.

However, for the first time, a teacher has penalized her for the action by lowering her participation grade.

The teen has...

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