A 17-year-old Houston tyro was booted from her high school after refusing to mount for the daily Pledge of Allegiance, a sovereign lawsuit charges.
India Landry had sat for the Pledge hundreds of times at Windfern High School but incident, she said. However, she was immediately shown the doorway by school Principal Martha Strother on Monday while in her bureau after disappearing to mount for the Pledge.
Administrators at the school had “recently been churned into a frenzy” by the debate caused by NFL players kneeling for the inhabitant anthem, according to the lawsuit. NFL players had recently taken movement to criticism some of President Trump’s statements.
The lawsuit also charges that India was told after she was diminished that “if your mom does not get here in 5 mins the police are coming.”
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“I was actually terrified, we see what’s going on with the country,” India’s mom Kizzy told the Daily News on Saturday. “That frightened the ruin out of me. we suspicion let me precipitate up and get to my baby before something happens to her.”
India, a senior, was allowed to return to the school on Friday, but feels worried about what happened. She missed the Pledge on Friday, but pronounced she plans to continue sitting for it next week.
The lawsuit against the Cypress Fairbanks ISD school district states that students can't be forced to mount for the Pledge, and that the school had no right to kick out India.
“Students can't be instantly diminished solely for being a danger,” counsel Randall Kallinen said. “The only risk seemed to be that her sitting churned Principal Strother into a domestic frenzy.”
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India tells The News that she started sitting for the oath in ninth grade. She pronounced that “police brutality” and “Donald Trump being President” motivates her to do it, and she was astounded when she got in difficulty for it.
“I pronounced we wouldn’t, and they pronounced you are kicked out of here,” India told the Daily News. “The other lady pronounced this isn’t the NFL, you won’t do this here.”
“I never told her to do this,” her mom said. “I’m unapproachable of her for station up to what she believes in. She pronounced she hopes it just brings recognition of what is going on.”
Nicole Ray, a mouthpiece for the school district pronounced she was not wakeful of the lawsuit and remarkable a “student will not be private from campus for refusing to mount for the Pledge.
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“We will residence this conditions internally,” pronounced Ray.
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