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Student 'intimidated' into standing for Pledge of Allegiance gets apology
Student 'intimidated' into standing for Pledge of Allegiance gets apology

Compelling an atheist high school student to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance against his will was a mistake rooted in ignorance of his 1st Amendment protections, a misperception that apparently existed throughout the Oak Park Unified School District, the superintendent said. The kerfuffle started after the ninth-grade student at Oak Park High School in Ventura County reported that he was "intimidated" by his teacher into joining his classmates and standing for the pledge, according to the American Humanist Assn. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post should have clarified that the student had to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance against his will,...

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