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Atlanta school after the dropping of the Pledge of Allegiance, adding ‘Wolf Pack Chant’

An Atlanta charter school changed course Thursday on a plan for the students to recite something other than the Pledge of Allegiance in the morning, an official said.

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An Atlanta charter school changed course Thursday on a plan for the students to recite something other than the Pledge of Allegiance in the morning, an official said.

Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (ANCS) had Tuesday announced that they would scrap the Pledge of Allegiance of their morning agenda, in favor of participating in a group “Wolf Pack Sing”. The movement was said to be done in order to make the school a more inclusive and chant, probably named after the school’s wolf mascot, would be made by students and teachers.

“Students will continue to lead the meeting by asking our community to stand on to take part in our Wolf Pack Singing together. Students will also have the opportunity to say the pledge at a different time during the school day in the classroom,” the school is a primary school campus president, Lara Zelski, previously said in a press release that seems to have since broken down.

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But the officials later decided to go back to the original size,” quoting “some miscommunication and inconsistency in the rollout” of the new plan.

“In the past, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited during our whole-school morning meeting, but at the start of the school year, the daily practice has been moved to the classrooms,” Lia Santos, the ANCS chairman of the board, said in a statement.

The decision to deviate from the morning ritual was carried out in accordance with the legislation of a member state and brought into line with other Georgia schools, Santos said.

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“However, it appears there was some miscommunication and inconsistency in the roll-out,” Santos’ statement continued. “From next week we will return to our original format and offer our students the opportunity to recite the Pledge for the whole school morning meeting.”

“We support our students in their growth and see it as our job as educators to keep their First Amendment rights,” the statement said, adding that officials are striving to “address concerns and feedback” with regard to “the rights of every member of our school community.”

The charter school opened in 2002 in the Grant Park neighborhood and serves students from kindergarten through the fifth grade.

Fox News’ Katherine Lamb contributed to this report.

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