Report: High School Student Pledges Allegiance to ISIS in Classroom
A Connecticut high school student was removed from classes for reportedly pledging allegiance to ISIS, rather than the United States, during the morning pledge.
Lt. Andrew Cota says the 15-year-old student at Ansonia High School wasn’t charged, but the case was turned over to the Department of Homeland Security. Police say there is no danger to the community. Federal officials declined to comment.
The boy, who wasn’t identified, now attends classes in a Board of Education annex building.
An attorney representing the school and Board of Education says 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.
According to FOX 61 in Hartford, the boy's mother argued that there was no truth to the allegation and even if it was true, the Constitution protects her son's freedom of speech.
A board member said action was taken by the principal after multiple students reported the same thing about the ISIS pledge.