"I told the lady that I don't stand for the pledge and she just kind of glared at me". Chaney is considering moving his son to a new school.
What's even more troubling about this situation is that as a teacher's consultant, the person who dragged this child is tasked with training other teachers on how to manage their classrooms.
"The teacher consultant comes up behind me and snatches me out of my chair violently", Stone said.
"It's his choice to sit I don't make him sit".
"It's his choice to sit".
A Michigan-based teacher has been placed on leave and is under investigation by the school district after he allegedly accosted a young boy in his class for not standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. He said students have the right to skip the Pledge of Allegiance. "And they should respect that", Stone's father Brian said.More news: Iraq referendum : Parliament votes to reject poll on Kurdish independence
We need a mandatory in-service day for all public school teachers on this subject, during which they learn what authority the school has and what rights the students have on a wide range of subjects.
Sixth-grader Stone Chaney had just started his first week at a new school when the alleged incident occurred on September 7, according to WDIV.
"The District fully supports the right of each student to participate or not in the daily Pledge", George Heitch, Farmington Public Schools Superintendent, said in a statement. "He didn't follow anybody".
'I don't feel safe going to that school anymore because I don't know what they're going to do next, ' Stone lamented. A Native American teenager from northern California who had been sitting it out for years reportedly was docked a grade last year when she refused to stand for the pledge. He noticed that his father doesn't stand for the pledge and asked why. I chewed on it for a while, processed it.
And that's when he decided that he didn't want to stand either. "So all the teachers are taught to do the right thing".
"And held accountable", said Stone.