Stone Chaney, a sixth-grader at East Middle School in Farmington Hills, told ClickOnDetroit that a teacher snatched him out of his chair for sitting during the pledge.
Stone Chaney had just started his first week of sixth grade, according to WDIV, when, on September 7, the teacher laid hands on him.
His mother, Phillina Mullin, said the teacher should not have put her hands on Stone.
The Supreme Court ruled in the 1943 case of West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette that students can not be forced to say the Pledge of Allegiance in school.
"I don't stand because I don't pledge to a flag", he said.
The boy's father, Brian Chaney, is considering taking his son out of the district as the family reviews their legal options. The boy does not believe in pledging to the flag. I have to make a stance for this, ' Chaney said. "The District fully supports the right of each student to participate or not in the daily Pledge". He said he hopes the incident will "shake up the school district" so that "everyone will be treated equally".
"We want people to know people have rights. And they should respect that", said father Brian Chaney. "I'm going to say we're quite disappointed", he told board members, standing with his four sons.More news: Narcos location scout shot dead in Mexico
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"If they're fighting for freedom they're fighting for us to have choices, then it's our choice", said Mr. Chaney.
What's even more troubling about this situation is that as a teacher's consultant, the person who dragged this child is tasked with training other teachers on how to manage their classrooms.
Chaney said he is not comfortable sending his son back to a school where the teachers have set a negative tone.
Phillina Mullin, Stone's mother, said the educator should not have touched Stone.
"I don't feel safe going to that school anymore because I don't know what they're going to do next", Stone told WDIV.
According to the 12-year-old, he was sitting during the pledge as he has done without incident since he was in the second grade.
"Right now, what we're trying to do is see change, so this will never happen again", Stone said.