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Sun Feb 4, 2018, 11:46 AM

Gym teacher accused of assaulting student who wouldnt stand for Pledge of Allegiance

Source: Bangor Daily News

A 20-year veteran teacher is accused of assaulting a middle school student who refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, the latest incident in which a protest over the flag has devolved into apparent violence.

The teacher is Karen Smith, who until recently taught physical education at Angevine Middle School, about 20 miles north of Denver. She couldnít immediately be reached for comment.

Officers were called to the school around noon Thursday, the Denver Post reported. Neither the school nor the police released details, and the studentís name has not been released. No charges have been filed.

A school spokesman told the newspaper that the policy is to allow students to sit or stand during the pledge.

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Reply Gym teacher accused of assaulting student who wouldnt stand for Pledge of Allegiance (Original post)
jpak Feb 2018 OP
chuckstevens Feb 2018 #1
LiberalFighter Feb 2018 #2
bitterross Feb 2018 #6
Iggo Feb 2018 #11
The Wizard Feb 2018 #15
Doodley Feb 2018 #3
Botany Feb 2018 #9
downeastdaniel Feb 2018 #4
melm00se Feb 2018 #5
pangaia Feb 2018 #8
uppityperson Feb 2018 #14
SFnomad Feb 2018 #7
dlk Feb 2018 #10
Cobalt Violet Feb 2018 #12
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2018 #13
Cold War Spook Feb 2018 #18
iluvtennis Feb 2018 #16
CRK7376 Feb 2018 #17
iluvtennis Feb 2018 #19

Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 11:52 AM

1. After firing the teacher, may I suggest she be required to read WVA Board of Ed v Barnette 1943

 

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 11:52 AM

2. The pledge needs to be discontinued.

Based on my reading about the history it was intended to indoctrinate school kids and sell flags. There wasn't even a Pledge of Allegiance back in America's beginning. It wasn't for another 116 years before there was such a thing. And our current Pledge is only 75 years old.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 12:12 PM

6. Totally Agree.

 

Also don't forget, it was written by a socialist, not a capitalist and, of course, "under God" wasn't added until the 1950s because we were fighting the godless commies. These days we're just handing them the country.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 02:22 PM

11. Damn right.

Even if it's a good thing, and even if it's a good faith open-minded and well-informed choice by the child to pledge allegiance to this flag and also to what it stands for (stop laughing, you)...even if all that's true, why do they have to do it every fucking day? How many times you gotta pledge your allegiance to something before it takes?

Do married people get remarried every fucking morning? No, they do not.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 04:57 PM

15. It's brain conditioning.

When I do say it It use the words "Under Zeus."

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 12:00 PM

3. Let me guess. Teacher is a Trumper.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 12:55 PM

9. and a fox news watcher too

BTW Russia is s big player pushing this wedge issue in order to help Trump

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 12:06 PM

4. I just knew it had to be Maine...oh Jetz!

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Response to downeastdaniel (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 12:10 PM

5. ummm

did you read the article or draw a conclusion based on the name of the newspaper?

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Response to downeastdaniel (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 12:25 PM

8. I just knew it had to be Colorado...

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Response to downeastdaniel (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 04:02 PM

14. And you were wrong. It's Colorado.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 12:15 PM

7. You. Will. Be. Patriotic. Even if I have to beat it into you. n/t

 

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 01:13 PM

10. There's Never A Shortage of Fascists

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 02:23 PM

12. Trump's next Secretary of Education?

I'm sure he has room in his cabinet somewhere for her.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 03:45 PM

13. fake leader

This is what happens when you have a fake president.

A real president would have been the first to defend Colin Kaepernick's right to peaceably protest, and subsequent NFL players' right to peaceably assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievances.

A real president would know the First Amendment:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


A real president would take his or her oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States seriously.

The fake president glorifies itself at the expense of any and all others. Fake patriots emulate the fake president.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 5, 2018, 02:30 PM

18. Unfortunately

 

Obama could only serve two terms. If you have Netflix, watch Obama with Letterman.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 05:27 PM

16. Im a veteran and take no offense to someone advocating their

1st amendment rights... that is one of the reason i served to protect democracy.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 5, 2018, 02:23 PM

17. Me Too

38 year vet and I teach high school history to boot..

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Response to CRK7376 (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 5, 2018, 09:44 PM

19. 38 years - you are a rock star!! I only did 5 years.

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