On Friday, a mom from Indiana is now suing a principal and elementary school teacher because they had her son recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
The teacher removed her boy from class when he did not want to stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance.
Now, the family filed a lawsuit against this, saying that the young boy was “protesting” the government.
The teacher, Kelly Mcfarland had the boy go to the principal’s office. The principal had the boy sent back to the class 20 minutes later.
The Principal made him recite the Pledge with her, telling him that they were going to ‘practice’ the Pledge of Allegiance.
The boy “was extremely upset,” which any young child is after he is reprimanded for doing something wrong, but the parents are blowing his situation way out of proportion.
Porter said she and her son are seeking compensatory and punitive damages for the incident. She alleged that the teacher and principal violated her son’s First Amendment rights. The school district, Vigo County School Corporation, was not named in the lawsuit. A spokesman for the district said in a statement to Fox News: “We are currently reviewing the complaint with our legal counsel and have been advised not to comment on pending litigation.” Jamie Porter said her son’s first grade teacher removed the boy from class when he refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance back in March, according to Fox 59. The lawsuit, filed by the ACLU on behalf of the family, alleged that the boy refused to recite it because he was “protesting” the government. “He was doing it to protest the government of the United States, as it was racist, greedy and does not care about people,” the lawsuit stated.