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Daily Talker: Pledge Of Allegiance Protest

A New Hampshire teenager is demanding an apology after she says she was humiliated by a teacher for protesting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Fatima Smart says in March she exercised her right to stay seated during the Pledge of Allegiance.

Smart says her teacher then humiliated her, kicking her out of the classroom for ten minutes and then lecturing her in front of the rest of the students.

Smart and her mother say they've been trying to meet with administrators from Monadnock Regional Middle-High School since then, but the school will only say it is handling the matter in its own way.

The school says no laws were broken and it does not comment on issues involving faculty members.

What do you think?

Should the school apologize to a student after she was kicked out her classroom for protesting the Pledge of Allegiance?

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