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Standing Requirement For Pledge Dropped In Response To Student Complaints
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on December 06, 2012 @ 7:59PM
Created on December 06, 2012 @ 12:28PM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Students at a Kanawha County school no longer have to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, national anthem or anything else during morning observances.
Capital High School Principal Clinton Giles tells the Charleston Daily Mail that he changed the school's morning observance policy on Wednesday.
The policy now says students are expected to stand or sit silently during the pledge.
Several students had complained about being required to stand for another song, "Lift Every Voice and Sing," that was played on Fridays over the school's loudspeaker after the pledge and the national anthem. A parent also complained.
He says county school officials determined that eliminating the standing requirement would resolve the issue.
On Monday, Giles cancelled the pledge and the national anthem in response to the complaints.

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Dec 07, 2012 at 5:44 AM
A Sad Day indeed...GOD BLESS AMERICA and OUR TROOPS ...and if this offends anyone GOD bless you!
Dec 06, 2012 at 4:35 PM
It is a Sad Day i was alway tought that we are UNITED as for me and my Family we will say The Pledge of Allegiance standing with our Hand on our Heart .. I belive every child should stand if they where my kids they would stand because it would hurt to much to set and If any Parnet thinks i am wronge than they must not love our country . I was born and Rasied in the USA and i am proud of it . this makes me SICK
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