Wednesday 28 September 2016

US student removed from school after saying Isis in pledge of allegiance

Published 21/01/2016 | 12:51

A student has been removed from classes for substituting
A student has been removed from classes for substituting "Isis" for the "United States of America" during the pledge of allegiance

A Connecticut high school student has been pulled out of classes and reported to police for substituting "Isis" for the "United States of America" during the pledge of allegiance.

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Police said the 15-year-old student at Ansonia High School was not charged, but the case was turned over to the Department of Homeland Security.

He said the word Isis, which is a term commonly used for the Islamic State group, during the oath of loyalty to the country that students recite before class in some US schools.

The boy, who was not identified, now attends classes in a board of education annex building.

A lawyer representing the school and board of education said the boy's dismissal was "out of an abundance of caution".

The boy's mother said at a board meeting that removing her son from school was an irrational decision.

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