Details have emerged about Karen Smith, the teacher who allegedly assaulted a boy who did not stand for the pledge of allegiance. The BBC reports that she was charged with "child abuse - recklessly and with injury" and with third-degree assault after picking him up by the clothes and dragging him out of class.
Local school officials say students can sit or stand during the pledge. Federal law permits students to sit.
The school district released a statement to parents after the arrest saying they "are co-operating with the District Attorney's Office and respect their decision on this matter".
"We are unable to comment further because it remains a personnel matter that the school district is actively investigating."
If the reporting is true, it wasn't simply inappropriate or excessively physical discipline: Smith committed an act of political violence against a child.
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