Florida sixth-grader arrested following confrontation over Pledge of Allegiance

Florida sixth-grader arrested following confrontation over Pledge of Allegiance

A Florida sixth-grader faces charges of disrupting a school function and resisting arrest after a confrontation from refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. The student allegedly refused to leave, continued to be disruptive, and made threats while being escorted to the school’s office by officials. The student was charged because he did not comply with officials, not his refusal to stand.

TheWeakMinded 1 year

The student was arrested for being disruptive and making threats. kinda missing that info in the headlines

Der Rikmeister
Der Rikmeister 1 year

Wow. Every one if the titles is clickbait. He wasn't arrested for not standing for the pledge. He was arrested for his abusive and inappropriate behavior after the conflict arose. Also, he's been well groomed to be a racist. Must be a lovely family.

Virtual Signals
Virtual Signals 1 year

Every time I see “Florida” on this site it’s some crazy stuff. That’s my non-American observation anyway.

Milios 1 year

How does an 11 year old have this far left view of the USA?

Andre Gerard
Andre Gerard 1 year

I only read the headline and I can already safely say that this did not happen!

Mr RadNoodles
Mr RadNoodles 1 year

How is the American flag racist? Just because right wing hate groups use it doesn’t mean it’s a hate flag.

Hank 1 year

fucking florida

Liberty, Eh?
Liberty, Eh? 1 year

that's right, teach your kid to hate his country and the people around him and look how successful he becomes.

Christopher Harbutt
Christopher Harbutt 1 year

According to police, the student initially refused to leave the room, continued to be disruptive and made threats while being escorted to the school's office by the officer and the school's dean. The statement says the student was charged based on his failure to comply with the officer's and the dean's orders, not his refusal to participate in the pledge. Polk County students aren't required to stand for the pledge.

U WOT M8 1 year

What a ridiculous story. The child is constitutionally not required to say the pledge. The school should not be outsourcing discipline to law enforcement. The teacher not wanting to deal with them is not a crime. The ACLU need to sue; and the teacher and cops needs to be fired and banned from ever holding any public job again for violating the constitution.

MightyMargulis 1 year

yes the racist pledge to a country that literally fought a war that ended slavery. or that has national holidays and monuments to black leaders for fighting for equal rights decades and centuries before African countries gave blacks the same rights. not that America is prejudice free but is probably the least prejudice country in the world.

Vault Tec USA
Vault Tec USA 1 year

K just stand and dont sing, or just say you dont feel well and sit dont be a little shit about it

PA_Patriot89 1 year

I’m sure Colin Kaepernick would be proud of that kid

MyOpinionIsNotImportant 1 year

What the teacher said about coming here from Cuba hit the target directly... this kid doesn't have any idea about real oppression ... that being said ... he got arrested for saying he was going to beat the teacher not for not standing .

Josh Ya
Josh Ya 1 year

More fake news. He refused yes, but that's not what he was arrested for. His parents are obviously ignorant racists who hate American. They should leave.

Fred Butler
Fred Butler 1 year

Sounds to me like the teacher ‘went off’ on the kid and the situation escalated when the kid did not back down. Kudos kid!

Experiment Eks
Experiment Eks 1 year

Headlines like this really grab you by the bu$$y but then when you read multiple sources you'd find he wasn't arrested for refusing to stand for the pledge but for other things. Don't worry, I'm not going to spoil it for you people.

IIZard 1 year

Then he should leave the country.

Bears Bears Bears
Bears Bears Bears 1 year

I read a few of these stories and taking the parts they all have in common it sounds like the substitute teacher was the problem. The kid didn't participate in the pledge of allegiance. he has every right to do that and the school admitted so. The teacher had a problem with it and questioned him about it. She then said some racist things to him. She then called the principal who asked him to leave. he refused. It sounds like the kid was not disrupting anything even though that is what he was arrested for. The teacher then the principal then the police escalated the situation and the kid was entirely within his rights to do what he did. He only answered their questions and asked to stay at the assembly and The school has already got rid of the teacher.

Anon BH
Anon BH 1 year

Yeah, this kid is 11 years old. Maybe let him sit it out and have a proper discussion with him about his beliefs to have him critically think about it. The lady seems like she was belligerent he stand and then got him arrested because she got tired of arguing with him. She is the adult here and cearly she is the one at fault her for the situation escalating like this. Edit: Note that he was charged with "charged with disrupting a school function and resisting an officer without violence". So he was arrested because they teacher turned it into a big deal and for not being violent... think about how ridiculous this is.

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