Teacher allegedly assaults student who refused to stand for Pledge of Allegiance

Ebony Scott
September 17, 2017

A teacher here in MI is suspended pending an investigation for allegedly physically assaulting a 6th grade student by violently yanking him out of his chair for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, something that is the student's absolutely protected right to do.

Sixth-grader Stone Chaney had just started his first week at a new school when the alleged incident occurred on September 7, according to WDIV. Another teacher ridiculed and yelled at him for freely deciding to sit during the pledge the following day.

Farmington Public Schools said in a statement shared with WDIV that the district supports the right of each student to decide whether to participate in the pledge. "I pledge to God and family", he said.

A MI teacher was placed on administrative leave after she allegedly assaulted a student for refusing to stand for the pledge of allegiance. "I was so confused, I didn't know what was going on". Chaney is considering moving his son to a new school. The boy does not believe in pledging to the flag.

"It's his choice to sit", Brian Chaney said.

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What's even more troubling about this situation is that as a teacher's consultant, the person who dragged this child is tasked with training other teachers on how to manage their classrooms.

The superintendent of Farmington Public Schools released a statement detailing that the district does support the right of students to opt out of the pledge, announcing that it was conducting an investigation and that the teacher involved has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome.

"We are very disappointed that when we dropped our son off at East Middle School".

"We don't want to paint the whole district with one whole brush", he said. "And they should respect that", and that they are think of moving out of ts school. Brian Chaney praised his son's ability to walk to his "own beat". They said that they will likely pull Stone out of the district entirely.

"Right now, what we're trying to do is see change, so this will never happen again", Stone said.

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