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Fla. teacher forces child to say Pledge of Allegiance


A Florida teacher in accused of crossing the line with one of her students.

The student's mother says the teacher grabbed her son and tried to force him to put his hand over his heart during the Pledge Of Allegiance. The fourth grader and his family are Jehovah's Witnesses--forbidden to worship objects. Something the boy's teacher was reportedly aware of.

"I still spoke to her for 5-8 minutes about my religion, our religion."

"We still love our country. We respect other people's right to do that. We respect the flag."

The teacher has been reassigned to a different classroom, served a five day suspension and will have to take diversity training.