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By Tim Stelloh
Sixth grade in Florida was arrested after his refusal to participate in a pledge of allegiance escalates into a confrontation with police and school authorities, the authorities said [1
The district did not respond to a request for comment on Sunday, but a school spokesman told the book: a local newspaper that students are not required to participate in the bet.
The spokesman, Kyle Kennedy, told the newspaper that the teacher Anna Alvarez did not know about this policy and would no longer work with the district. 19659007] The boy's mother, Dhakira Talbot, can not immediately respond to an interview request Sunday, but told Bay News 9 that Alvarez's answer is "wrong."
"She is not in place," said Talbott . to the station. "If she felt there was a problem when my son did not stand for the flag, she had to decide this in a way different from her."
After the confrontation began, the dean of the school attempted to fail
"The school resource master then intervened and asked the student to leave the classroom and he refused," the department said.
According to Bay News 9, the student denied threatening.
The Lakeland Police Department said in a statement that the boy was not arrested for refusal. "This arrest was based on the student's choice of destroying the classroom, threatening and resisting the officer's efforts to leave the classroom."
and the school to be held accountable for what happened because it should not be handled in the way it was handled, "said Talbott