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Despite protest from secular groups and the ACLU, an attorney for the Bossier Parish School board says that the district will not change their stance on students standing for the National Anthem.
The statement comes on the heels of the school district receiving a letter from 6 national organizations, including the group for American Atheists. The groups contend that Bossier Parish is violating students’ right to free speech by punishing those who don’t stand for the National Anthem.
School Board attorney Jon Guice says that the Parish’s policy is not violating student rights and all the cases cited by groups like the ACLU pertain to classroom activities and not extracurricular activities like football games.