Flordia school district suspends teacher over pledge issue

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Florida school district has suspended a teacher after requiring a fourth grade Jehovah's Witness to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Tampa Tribune reports that the Hernando County School Board recently concluded an investigation.

The student, who is Jehovah's Witness and prohibited by the religion from worshiping objects, refused on religious grounds, the investigation found.

Officials said teacher Anne Daigle-McDonald twice placed the student's hand over his heart when the class recited the pledge.

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