First Grader Punished for Kneeling

A six-year-old out of Pasco County, FL followed what he saw in the NFL over the weekend by kneeling during the Pledge of Allegiance, and his mother is now upset that he was forced to stand.

While a few players in the NFL have been taking a knee during the national anthem since Colin Kaepernick began doing it in 2016, many players around the league reacted Sunday to President Donald Trump’s criticism of the national anthem protests by showing solidarity and taking a knee as the anthem sounded.

A first grader at Wiregrass Elementary School took a knee while holding his hand over his heart during the school’s Pledge of Allegiance and the teacher forced him to stand.

His mother then received the following text from the teacher, via Fox 13:

I just wanted to let you know that this morning when it was time to do the Pledge of Allegiance [your son[ went down on one knee. I know where he had seen it but I did tell him that in the classroom we are learning what it means to be a good citizen we’re learning about respecting the United States of America and our country symbols and showing loyalty and patriotism and that we stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. I know its a sensitive issue but I wanted to make you aware. Thanks.

The boy’s mother, Eugenia McDowell, told Fox 13 that her son was “influenced” by what he had seen over the weekend and by their conversations.

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  • Moe

    It is now the norm, but we now no longer get pissed off, thus they need to find something else to offend everyone which will be far worst. We can only accept it, or challenge it by doing something offensive to them? I guess it does not work that way, we are supposed to either be shit on or our nation, but never attack them in a peaceful manner? Why are our tax dollars in anyway supporting the NFL, if they set the rules they should finance their nightmare, they make millions?

    • The Redman

      Its not a “nightmare” because other common sense people don’t worship a (idol)-flag, or give in 2 a stupid ann-tom dat a inbred white man written. yo white-folks “con”-stitution is suppose 2 protect all people of America a right 2 protest. but, yall no good white-folks want it all your way, and disrespect others their rights because they fell different about yall evil ways. moe-b. hahahahahahahahahahah

      • John Tolkien

        Is there anyone there with a 3rd grade level education who can translate this to English?

        • The Redman

          Yeah, yo tramp mama wit her long neck, and flat-asz. hahahahahahahahaha

      • Texas Belle

        If you don’t like this country why don’t you leave?

        • The Redman

          “If you don’t like” a flat-asz, stay off ta back so much, tramp. white trash like U, stuck in tex-ass, help ruin america morals. hahahahahahahahahahaha

  • The Redman

    Ingrate, inbred, white-folks ruined america. hahahhaahhaahhaahhahaaha. they want everybody 2 worship idols, and chant a ann-tom. hahahhahahahahahahahah. inbred white-folks have always made divides in the world like satan.

  • JimnSal

    I stand with the teacher. Kids need to be taught love of God, home and country. Otherwise they go up as heathens.

    • The Redman

      NO 1 should B made 2 worship a flag, not even a tramp like U. hahhhahahahhahahahaha. jim-ho

  • John Tolkien

    If I had done that, I would have slept standing up until after I graduated college.