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Maricopa School Mocks Pledge of Allegiance

Posted by Auto Blogger on | March 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

The following message came from the East Valley Tea Party Patriots’ email today: My cousin’s daughter gets mocked by the teacher and the students for standing during the Pledge of Allegiance at Maricopa High School. My cousin posted the following on facebook tonight so I offered to help him. Post 1 So if your kids [...]

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    March 30th, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

    STATEMENT
    CONTACT: KENDRA D. SCHULTZ
    CELL: 480.220.6051
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    MARCH 30, 2012

    (Maricopa, Ariz.) – Following is statement from June Celaya, principal of Maricopa High School, regarding a student who recently observed the pledge of allegiance.

    “On Wednesday, March 28, 2012, a student stood to take part in observing the pledge of allegiance, while others in the classroom chose to remain seated – a right, and a choice, given to every student per our MUSD School Board Policy regarding ceremonies and observances. Those who choose not to participate are expected to observe the courtesy of not disturbing others.

    Unfortunately the student who stood to observe this patriotic right, returned to her seat prior to finishing the pledge and indicated that she felt mocked and embarrassed by other students in the room via written communication to the teacher, Mr. Charles Allman. Mr. Allman then asked to speak to the student privately to clarify her concerns. Upon determining her feelings, Mr. Allman
    followed protocol and reported the incident to the counselor, with whom the student was given the option to speak. It was Mr. Allman’s first priority to ensure the student felt safe in her learning environment, which is truly a second home for all students.

    Maricopa High School, and the entire District, cultivate a supportive learning environment and a community in which our students, staff and parents feel safe. It was Mr. Allman’s first and only concern to ensure the student in question did not feel embarrassed or hurt in any way, by practicing in this patriotic observance, which is a point of pride for our great nation and those
    who serve the country to sustain our freedom.”

    – June Celaya, Principal of Maricopa High School
    For more information on the Maricopa Unified School District visit http://www.maricopausd.org or
    call (520) 568-5100.

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