Thursday, March 10, 2005

A New Spin On An Old Story

It's not that some students are against reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag in Arundel County Maryland, it's just that they don't want to say it in any language other than English:

Patrick Linton, a ninth-grader at Old Mill High School in Millersville, said he and some other students sat down yesterday rather than stand when the Pledge was read in Russian over the school's public address system.

The 15-year-old said his teacher told him if he had a problem, he should leave the room - so he did. And, he said, he doesn't plan to return this week.

"This is America, and we got soldiers at war," he said. "When you're saying the Pledge in a different language which nobody understands, that's not OK."

School system officials said the activity will continue - though the English version of the Pledge will be read first today and tomorrow."This is just a way to connect what's going on in the classroom and this daily activity where we say the Pledge of Allegiance," said school system spokesman Jonathan Brice. The Pledge was to be read in Spanish, French, Latin, Russian and German.

The student's father supports his son's decision to sit-out the foreign-language flag pledge. Read the whole story here.

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