I take that back. Some school official said it, not Alvarez. Not that it matters.
Alvarez was in the wrong in so many ways, and the school and the police handled this entirely wrong. The student was fully correct and they never should have exacerbated this situation because a dumbass substitute teacher doesn't know the law.
Absent her not knowing, the police damn well should know better.
"Forcing public school children to salute the flag or say the pledge has been unconstitutional since 1943, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette that it's a clear violation of free speech rights."
The Polk County School district told 10News that students aren't required to stand for the pledge, but the substitute didn't know that. The district said it is looking at how substitute teachers are trained, and that particular teacher won't be allowed back in any Polk County school.