A school teacher in eastern Michigan has been placed on leave after she allegedly assaulted young Stone Chaney. He’s only 11 years old and was “snatched” up for not standing during the pledge of allegiance.
Stone Chaney, a sixth grade student at East Middle School in Farmington Hills, Michigan, told WDIV Local 4 that he didn’t stand up during the Pledge of Allegiance because “I don’t pledge to a flag. I pledge to God and family.”
The alleged confrontation took place on Sept. 7 during Stone’s first week at school. He said his homeroom teacher forced him to get up after he refused to stand for the pledge.
“The teacher consultant comes up behind me and snatches me out of my chair violently,” Stone, who is black, told WDIV. “I was so confused. I didn’t know what was going on.”
Let’s look at the word allegiance, the word allegiance means “loyalty or commitment of a subordinate to a superior or of an individual to a group or cause” so it makes much sense to why he only pledged his allegiance to God and family like he should.
Minister Louis Farrakhan has even talked about this as well. He stated, “We want justice under that American flag—or what the hell is the use of us paying allegiance to a flag under which we get no justice?”
Brian Chaney, Stone’s father, says he is calling attention to the incident because it violates his son’s civil rights.
“We want people to know people have rights,” Chaney told the Detroit Free Press. “You can’t put your hands on children, or adults, for this reason.”
He told the board that his son was also involved in another incident with faculty during the Pledge of Allegiance, a day after the first one occurred. In the second instance, Chaney said a substitute teacher “berated” Stone for not standing during the pledge and asked the student if he was “just lazy.”
Chaney works as a social worker in the nearby Pontiac School District, according to the Free Press. He told the board on Tuesday that his family was “very disappointed that when we dropped our son off into the hands of East Middle School, we thought it would be nurturing hands… where he could feel safe.”
Could this be why Brother Malcolm Said…