Elementary school teacher kneels during Pledge of Allegiance, mimicking NFL protests
The NFL's controversial national anthem protest movement was taken to school Thursday when a substitute elementary school teacher reportedly decided to enact her own version during the Pledge of Allegiance.
When it came time for the students at Russell Street Elementary School in Littleton, Mass. to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, their substitute teacher, who was not identified, knelt, similar to the way several NFL players have gone on one knee during the national anthem to protest perceived police violence, NBC Boston reported.
When the children finished reciting the pledge, the teacher reportedly shared her political views. The display came just days after hundreds of NFL players knelt during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and following President Trump’s tweets that the NFL should “set a rule that you can’t kneel during the Anthem!”