High Schools Threaten to Punish Students Who Kneel During National Anthem

Scott Swier
Founding Member, Attorney At Law

 

The controversy over kneeling in protest of racial injustice moved beyond the world of professional sports last week, when a number of schools told students they were expected to stand during the national anthem.

In New York, the Diocese of Rockville Centre, which runs a private Catholic school system, said students at its three high schools could face "serious disciplinary action" if they knelt during the anthem before sporting events.

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