Florida School District Suspends Teacher For Requiring Students Place Hand Over Their Hearts During Pledge of Allegiance…

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I’m guessing the liberal-infested teachers union will not be springing to her defense.

SPRING HILL, FLA. — 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.

The student told McDonald during the incident that Jehovah’s Witnesses do not worship objects, and that he stood during the Pledge of Allegiance out of respect for the country, but was not permitted by his religion to place his hand over his heart, according to the investigation.

After the student informed McDonald of this, McDonald went to the front of the class and said, “If you don’t want to say the pledge, you still have to put your hand on your heart and if you don’t want to do that, you should move out of the country,” according to the report.