Lawsuit: Student assaulted over refusal to say the Pledge of Allegiance  

A South Carolina school district is facing legal action after a student alleged, she was physically assaulted over the Pledge of Allegiance.

15-year-old, Marissa Barnwell claims she was walking to class during the designated time for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Allegedly, a teacher pushed her into a wall after she refused her demands to recite the pledge. She was then taken to the principal’s office.

According to federal law, no one can be required to say the pledge of allegiance. South Carolina law does require public schools to play it at certain times during the day.

Neither the Lexington School district nor the teacher in question had responded to the lawsuit at the time of publishing this article.

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