A student at Cypress Springs High School in Cypress, Tex., says he’s being “singled out” by his teachers because he wouldn’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, according to KHOU.com.
“It’s very uncomfortable,” said Ray Jones. “I’m wondering what they’re going to say next.”
The trouble started last month on a day Jones decided to jog to school. According to his mother, the 17-year old was so wiped out by his run that he was incapable of standing for the nine seconds it takes to say the Pledge.
“He was tired, dripping with sweat, exhausted,” LaTonya Ellison said. “He just, on that particular day, did not feel like standing up.” READ MORE
The above student was just too tired to stand for the Pledge, and apparently, there will be no penalty for this now that his mom has written a “note” excusing him from the requirement … The student below was exhausted and failed to sow up for school and is being made an example of by a left-leaning judge.
Diane Tran isn’t like most seventeen-year-old girls her age. Sure, there are many honors students taking dual credit U.S. History, dual credit English Literacy, College Algebra, and Spanish Language AP. Sure, there are some who work part time and full time jobs like Diane does at a dry cleaners and a wedding venue.
But, since Diane’s parents have moved away, Diane does all of this to support herself and her two siblings.
For a student facing these challenges, a teacher or authority figure should have reached out to her and made sure she didn’t slip through the cracks. Despite her situation, she’s not just an extraordinary worker and student, she’s an extraordinary human being with a fighting spirit. MORE HERE