Pro-Trump School Teacher Allegedly Attacked Student For Not Standing During Pledge
A middle school teacher from the Boulder Vally School District in Colorado was put on paid leave after allegedly assaulting a student that refused to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance.
According to Lafayette police commander Brian Rosipajla, the police department was called in by the Boulder Valley School around noon on Thursday to investigate a complaint that a student was attacked by a teacher for refusing to stand during the pledge.
It is not an obligation to stand during the pledge as the Boulder Valley School District allows students to either sit or stand during the pledge.
Boulder Valley School District spokesman Randy Barber spoke with the Denver Post but was unable to confirm or deny that the incident actually happened, but Karen Smith, the teacher who allegedly assaulted the student, was put on paid administrative leave.
The incident is still being investigated, according to The Times Call.
“We are dedicated, as always, to supporting our students and ensuring that we have qualified educators working with them during their physical education time,” read a letter sent to the parents of the school by the principle.
Last year, Donald Trump attacked NFL players who would kneel in protest during the National Anthem. Trump particularly attacked former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick who started the movement in 2016.