Principal Cancels Pledge, National Anthem For Day In Response To Student Complaints
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on December 04, 2012 @ 7:38PM
Created on December 04, 2012 @ 7:35PM
A Kanawha County principal cancelled the pledge of allegiance for a day after a handful of students claimed they were being forced to recite it.
Capitol High School Principal Clinton Giles also canceled the national anthem Monday. He told media outlets that the students' complaints disturbed him because they misrepresented what the school was doing, so he cancelled it for a day.
He said Capitol students aren't required to recite the pledge but they do have to stand up during the pledge so they don't distract other students. A 1943 supreme court ruling said students can't be forced to say the pledge or salute the flag in school.
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