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    A student in MN was kicked out of her classroom because she refused to stand for the mandatory Pledge of Allegiance. The newly-passed pledge law has an opt-out but teachers seem to be confused as to what opt-out means.

    Ebony, a 17-year-old senior at Central, wouldn’t say why she refused to stand or recite the pledge but said she believed she was within her rights Monday when the image of the U.S. flag came up on the television screen during her homeroom period.

    On Tuesday, when the pledge wasn’t recited, Ebony said her homeroom teacher began the period by spelling out her beliefs about respecting the flag. When Ebony spoke up about wanting to remain seated during the pledge, she said, she was again asked to leave the room.

    The school has now recognized Ebony’s right to stay seated.

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