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Student Expelled From School For Not Standing For Pledge Of Allegiance

By Mark Pygas

Randall Kallinen, the attorney for 17-year-old India Landry, has filed a lawsuit against the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District and a high school principal claiming that the student’s constitutional rights were violated after she was expelled for not standing for the Pledge of Allegiance.

The lawsuit claims that Landry, a Houston student, was expelled after sitting for the pledge while in the principal’s office on Monday. The lawsuit goes on to say that Landry returned to school on Friday, after the principal reversed their decision and allowed Landry to sit during the pledge. 

The black teenager told KHOU that she doesn’t think "the flag is what it says it's for, for liberty and justice and all that."