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Bill introduced by Senate would require seniors to pledge oath to Constitution

Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 2:55 PM EST
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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - If passed, Senate Bill 495 would require high school seniors to pledge an oath to the Constitution as a condition of graduation.

The Bill’s introduction says that all seniors graduating high school “shall pledge an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America as a condition of graduation.”

The oath would be given on the day of graduation.

Any student that is unable to attend the graduation date would take the pledge on a date five days before or five days following the graduation date to satisfy this condition of graduation.

SB 495′s lead sponsor is Michael Azinger (R - Wood, 03).

The Bill has been referred to the Education Committee.

You can view the Bill’s introduction here.

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