Student Arrested After Pledge Confrontation
A Sixth-Grade Florida Student was Arrested After Refusing to Recite the Pledge of Allegiance Led to Confrontation
A sixth-grade student in Florida refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, leading to a confrontation with his teacher. The dean of students reportedly tried to calm the student down, but the student refused to leave and continued to cause a disturbance in the hall, eventually being arrested for the disruption. Even though the student has the right to refuse to say Pledge of Allegiance, his disruption is not protected speech.