Boy, 11, forced out of chair

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

DETROIT: A Detroit teacher is on leave af­ter an 11-year-old boy said he was phys­i­cally forced out of his chair dur­ing the Pledge of Al­le­giance.

Stone Chaney, a six­th­grader in the Farm­ing­ton district, said he had made a pledge to God and fam­ily – not a flag – and has skipped par­tic­i­pa­tion since se­cond grade. He said he was do­ing home­work dur­ing the pledge on Septem­ber 7 when a teacher at East Mid­dle School “snatched” him out of his chair.

School su­per­in­ten­dent Ge­orge Heitsch said stu­dents had the right to skip the Pledge of Al­le­giance.

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