Student sues school over Pledge of Allegiance
Houston student was sent to sit during the pledge.
A Texas school district being sued by a black student who was kicked out for refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance was given to the support of the attorney general Tuesday.
Ken Paxton back-Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District as the battles, the lawsuit. Kizzy Landry sued the district on behalf of her 18-year-old daughter, India, after India was kicked out of Windfern High School in October 2017, to refuse to stand for the pledge.
India Landry said at the time that she was inspired by the NFL players who decided to kneel during the national anthem to protest against alleged racial injustice, according to the Houston Chronicle.
“I felt the flag doesn’t represent what it is, freedom and justice for all, and I don’t feel what is going on in the country, so it was my choice to remain seated, be quiet,” she said. “It was a silent protest.”
India said she protested the Property is approximately 200 times without incident. Then she is also active in the resistance, while in the office of the headmistress.
“The client Strother at the sight of this immediately India from school saying,” Well, you’re kicked out of here,'” the lawsuit complaint states. A school secretary then reportedly added: “This is not the NFL.”
While the parents in Texas could sign a waiver allowing their children to sit in front of the building, Kizzy Landry claimed forcing schoolchildren to recite the pledge in violation of their freedom of expression. Paxton argued, “School children cannot unilaterally refuse to participate in the pledge,” the Dallas Morning News reported.
“That the Pledge be recited at the beginning of each school day has the laudable result of promoting respect for our flag, and a patriotic love of our country,” Paxton said in a statement. “This case is about providing for the word of the Pledge of Allegiance, with regard to the parental right to the upbringing of the children.”
Landry is not returned to the school and missed her graduation, KHOU reported.
The case is set to go to trial April 15.
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