CHICAGO (CBS) — A Blue Island high school teacher has been disciplined, after trying to force a student to stand for the pledge of allegiance.
Michael Stillman, an attorney for Community High School District 218, wouldn’t say how the teacher was disciplined, but said her behavior did not rise to the level of a fireable offense.
In a letter, Stillman said the district has investigated the case and has acted accordingly with the teacher.
The student’s mother, Kelly Porter, said the teacher was suspended.
“I am very happy with the outcome, and what this tells me is my son’s First Amendment right was definitely violated. I’m grateful that the teacher was reprimanded, suspended, because it sends a message to other schools that you cannot violate children’s First Amendment right and get away with it,” she said.