Two 10-Year-Old Students Bullied For Standing For The Pledge Of Allegiance

Two 10-year-olds were bullied after they stood for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Two 10-year-olds were bullied after they stood for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Children Bullied Over Pledge Of Allegiance

Spalding County, GA – Two ten-year-old students were called names, bullied, and humiliated in class because they stood and placed their hand over their heart during the Pledge of Allegiance.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, September 26, at Orrs Elementary School in metro Atlanta, according to CBS46.

Jason Newberry, age 10, said that he and a classmate put their hand over their heart while they were reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.  The classmate was not named.

He said that for the rest of the day, “Me and him got called KKK, Nazi, and we just kept getting bullied the whole day.”

Newberry said that he wasn’t aware of the controversy over the American flag until a second-period teacher showed them a news clip of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.

The teacher, who was not identified, created a poll about what was right or wrong with ‘taking a knee’ and passed it out to the students in her class.

She also told her students that she would never stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, and that if she did, she “wouldn’t mean it.”

A spokesman for the Spalding School District told CBS46 that the assignment was supposed to be a lesson on First Amendment rights.  No comment was made about whether the teacher was disciplined, but she did apologize.

In a letter that was sent home to parents on Wednesday, the teacher said, “I apologize for expressing my views to my students. I recognize that while this was not a one-sided lesson, the topic itself and the expression of my views were not appropriate, my intentions were well-meaning.”

In response, many parents were upset, and some said that they would be standing with their children Thursday morning in front of the school’s flag pole when the National Anthem was recited over the loudspeaker.

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  • Rich

    This Teacher should be terminated. She wasn’t put in that classroom to act like a fool and teach it to those young kids. Is this teacher that stupid she doesn’t know how many lives have been lost fighting for that flag. One of the most famous photos ever taken was the planting of the American Flag on Iwo Jima during WWII. If she doesn’t like this country that much, let her move somewhere else like Afghanistan where women are always treated with respect!

  • John Schwartz

    harassing the children is a termination offense can her .how dare she bully these little kids

  • Bert Mc

    This leftist fascist teacher must be removed! There is no place for this kind of behaviour and must be booted out of every school! Time to go against this kind of people who are teaching divisiveness and hatred specially in school! Time to sue the asshole shit! what is the name of this teacher?

    • Eric Goff

      Teacher should be shot!!

  • ProUSAProGOD

    I hope these two boys will be future leaders of America.

    • Highest common denominator

      The one pictured will probably have diabetes in his 20s,so he does represent a whole lot of America. You may be on to something.

    • KEYSTONELIGHT

      This alleged teacher needs to be sent to north korea to teach…..!

      • Highest common denominator

        you mean Canada. their schools are better than ours and this teacher is teaching kids to make their own decisions.

  • jennifer 0.2

    That blue blob looks like a bully.

    • JBo

      He’s a 10 year old kid who was bullied. 10 years old, not a blob but a child.

      • jennifer 0.2

        Well i dont see a child there i see a ” it “, a Blue blob/ potential organ donor. as diabeetus & Hypertension are going to be its greatest day to day challenges.

        • JBo

          I can tell (a) you’re not a parent (b) you’re not a doctor and (c) the classy train didn’t stop at your station. Don’t go after kids.

          Help America…stay childless.

      • Highest common denominator

        he is a child. he’s also on the fast track to having to use a walker before 30.

        • JBo

          I don’t know that and you don’t know that. He’s a kid and you’re not his momma but bullying is wrong no matter which side of the street you’re on. Leave the kids alone. If compassion, empathy and common sense aren’t your strong suits, then just don’t go after the kids.

          • Highest common denominator

            Were you a fat kid? You’re taking this very personally.

          • JBo

            I take things personally when people deride, bully and make fun of people who are too young, too weak or incapable of defending themselves. In answer to your question, I was never overweight or bullied but I recognize that bullying is an evil thing to put kids through and when I see it…yeah, I take it personally.

            Probably the very first thing that was drilled into me as a LEO in the ’70s was that LEOs have a special duty and responsibility to protect the very young and the very old. I’ve always tried to do that and I don’t apologize for that.

            Fat? No. Care? Yes.

          • Highest common denominator

            Gotcha.

            Calling him fat is not bullying though. He’d hear the same thing at an appointment.

          • JBo

            He was called the “blue blob who looks like a bully” and an “it” in this forum. That’s uncalled for and that would be bullying.

            No doctor would call him fat…they would use a term like overweight. If he has a weight problem, it may not be from overeating.

            If enough people called him fat at school or in church or at a gym, a 10 year old might very well feel bullied. When a kid hears the same derogatory things often enough and long enough it will wear him down and eventually it will affect him. Each kid is different but all kids will be affected if it goes on long enough.

          • Highest common denominator

            It should affect him enough to take a walk every now and then. Not all peer pressure is bad.

            And I’d bet money he’s heavy due to eating too much. The percentage of those who are heavy due to a condition is tiny.

          • JBo

            The peer pressure I’m talking about is peer pressure that is unrelenting, hurtful and designed to be hurtful. That’s bad.

            You’re probably right on your bet, but I don’t know the circumstances so I don’t really want to go there.

  • CottonPickenChickeneatin

    You all do realize this country is heading for another civil war…..

    • Highest common denominator

      No it’s not, Internet though guy. Are you flexing right now?

  • Greg Miller

    What the hell are they teaching these kids nowadays?

    • Highest common denominator

      To question authority. That’s a good thing.

      • NebraskaFilly

        No, they are teaching them to hate their own country. Despicable!!!!

        • Highest common denominator

          They don’t hate the country. Respect isn’t a one way street, and that’s all these kids are seeing from fellow “americans”.

          • Greg Miller

            I’m guessing your idea of hate and mine are vastly different.

          • Highest common denominator

            Yep. Yours seems purely emotional. People do what you don’t like, and that makes them hateful.

          • Greg Miller

            Bullying a child for standing up for the flag and showing respect is wrong PERIOD!

          • Highest common denominator

            He was bullied by other kids. It’s not right but it happens all the time. Don’t get sensitive on bullying now, when this happens all the time to other students for other reasons.

            The teacher decided to make a lesson out of it. She took a poll and handed the results to the students.

            PPEEriOoDdDd!!?

          • Greg Miller

            Constitutes bullying by the teacher.

          • Highest common denominator

            No it doesnt. Teaching lesson.

          • Greg Miller

            How does trying to embarrass a child for doing something right constitute a lesson? or teaching for that matter?

          • Highest common denominator

            The teacher didn’t embarrass anyone. Stop inventing your own narrative.

          • Greg Miller

            Taking a poll among the students is very embarrassing, These students are patriotic it shouldn’t be voted on.

          • Highest common denominator

            no it’s not, and yes they should.

          • Greg Miller

            Hate is an emotion a lot of people felt when they heard this story.

          • Highest common denominator

            You’re still very emotional for someone your age.

      • JBo

        Teachers should teach school curriculum and leave social justice out of the school. It’s why our education systems ranks so bad in the world.

        • Highest common denominator

          Nah, that’s because conservatives in Texas decide how the text books should read. Adding Creationism as a legit scientific theory to the beginning of the universe does a whole lot of damage.

          See who the top educated countries are in the world. Then see how religious those countries are.

          South Korea.
          Japan.
          Singapore.
          Hong Kong.
          Finland.
          UK.
          Canada.
          Netherlands.

          • JBo

            None of the countries you list are atheist countries and religion is not unlawful in any of them…they all have a number of religions.

          • Highest common denominator

            Do you really only think in absolutes? Be an adult and realize nuance.

            Irreligion is high in these countries. No one said religion is banned. The number of those that practice no religion is higher in these countries. Religion does not weigh as a day to day factor in policy making in these countries.

          • Highest common denominator

            Further, the countries with the highest religion AND highest education standards are African.

      • Greg Miller

        Are you reading a different article? Because i didn’t see that part.

        • Highest common denominator

          I’m inferring. It’s what adults who read regularly do when presented with new information and without a clear cut conclusion.

          • Greg Miller

            Infer all you want, they are brainwashing our youth.

          • Highest common denominator

            Being taught to stand up and recite a pledge is also brainwashing, technically.

          • Greg Miller

            Teaching a child to honor the countries national anthem is good, brainwashing usually means teaching them bad things.

          • Highest common denominator

            Brainwashing means indoctrination of any kind, good or bad.

            And they never mention the verse of the pledge talking about killing slaves. I’m actually surprised more black folk don’t know that, but more are being taught the truth every day.

          • Greg Miller

            Now who’s inventing stuff?

  • Craven Morehead

    “KKK and Nazi?”…..I’m bettin’ some pickaninnies were the bullies in this instance.

  • Rachel

    Remember when teachers just taught the curriculum and left all this shit out of it? That was nice.

  • Highest common denominator

    On your stupid t shirts: vets don’t die for a flag. And they haven’t died for the country since world war 2.

  • kasualobserver

    10 year olds do not really understand what the whole kneeling crap is about let alone what names like Nazi, kkk, etc. mean or the issues behind them. they are only doing and saying what they hear adults doing and saying, which is why I fear for the future when these kids are going to be left in charge. this teacher needs to go if this is how she is teaching young minds. no facts, just her own opinions and nasty thoughts.

    • Highest common denominator

      How naive do you think 10 year olds are? That’s 5th grade. I was in the 5th grade before widespread internet, and I knew about the evils of the KKK and Nazis. I was also old enough to know when people were treating me differently because of my race.

      Maybe there’s a significant portion of white children that are naive about the world’s troubles, but that’s certainly not everyone’s position.

      • Balgias Ornious

        Please kill yourself libtard.

        • Highest common denominator

          good argument, dummy.

  • Burgess Krell ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    If teachers aren’t molesting their students, they are hazing them.

  • melissa

    This has to be fake.

  • Robert Hughes

    Fire her for allowing, if not encouraging the bullying.

  • Bigg Papa

    What race was the teacher?

  • Peekin-In

    She needs to be reprimanded, note in personal file, undergo further training and apologize to the kids. Oh……..also fired.

  • Greg Miller

    These are good kids in my book, Kudos to their parents.

  • Ray Matheny

    I worked in education for 24 years. If she worked in our district , she would be fired. (I hope, we are falling under the liberal influence too since I retired two years ago)