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Houston student expelled from school for sitting during Pledge of Allegiance

Houston student expelled from school for sitting during Pledge of Allegiance

A Cy-Fair ISD senior is no longer sure when she'll be able to graduate after she says she was kicked out of school on Monday for not standing for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Administrators at the school had "recently been whipped into a frenzy" by the controversy caused by NFL players kneeling for the national anthem, according to the lawsuit.

India Landry, 17, tells khou.com she was in the principal's office at Windfern High School last Monday when the Pledge of Allegiance was broadcast on the school's intercom system.

All of which suggests there may be more to the story than Landry's attorney is letting on.

It also charged Landry was told immediately after she was expelled that "if your mom does not get here in five minutes the police are coming".

KHOU noted that current school policy says a student must provide a note in order to be permitted to remain seated during the Pledge.

India tells The News that she started sitting for the pledge in ninth grade.

Nevertheless, she plans on continuing her protest: "I don't think the flag is for what it says it's for, liberty and justice and ... all that", said India.

She repeatedly called the school, trying to set up a meeting with the principal, the lawsuit says.

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Landry's mother, Kizzy Landry, said she had a hard time getting anyone to explain to her why her daughter was removed from school and not allowed to return.

That's what a Houston teen tells KHOU she was told right before she was booted from school for refusing to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance. "It's not obviously what's going on in America today". "We will address this situation internally".

"She can't come to my school if she won't stand for the pledge", Kizzy said the principal told her.

"She was damaged. You can't just throw people out of school", Kallinen said. Critics of the protests say Americans should respect their nation's flag and that not doing so is particularly disrespectful to veterans.

The mother called school administrators on October 3 and 4 to see if India could return to school, she says, and Strother finally agreed to meet with her the morning of October 5.

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Vice President Mike Pence took Trump's advice on Sunday and walked out of a game between the 49ers and the Indianapolis Colts in IN because several 49ers players kneeled during the national anthem.

But Pence walked out after several 49ers players opted to take a kneeduring the national anthem.