Lawsuit claims student was expelled for sitting during the pledge, but something is weird about the claim

A teen who has sat “hundreds of times” during the Pledge of Allegiance was suddenly expelled for the behavior.

…according to her attorney.

India Landry, a 17-year-old student at Windfern High School in Houston, Texas, was “immediately shown the door by school Principal Martha Strother on Monday while in her office after declining to stand for the Pledge,” The New York Daily News reported.

A federal lawsuit filed claims school administrators had “recently been whipped into a frenzy” by the NFL kneeling controversy.

The Cypress Fairbanks ISD school district showed no indication of debating the issue in the public forum, other than spokeswoman Nicole Ray, who said she was unaware of the lawsuit, stating that a “student will not be removed from campus for refusing to stand for the Pledge.”

All of which suggests there may be more to the story than Landry’s attorney is letting on.

The lawsuit claims India was told after being expelled that “if your mom does not get here in five minutes the police are coming.”

The student told the Daily News she’s been sitting during the pledge since the ninth grade and is motivated by “police brutality” and “Donald Trump being President.”

Her mother supports her daughter sitting to stand up for her beliefs.

“I never told her to do this,” the proud parent said. “I’m proud of her for standing up to what she believes in. She said she hopes it just brings awareness of what is going on.”

Tom Tillison

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