School Apologizes For Reciting The Pledge Of Allegiance In Arabic After Town Residents Complain — Should Anyone Be Upset? You Decide!
A school in upstate New York has issued an apology after receiving backlash for having a student recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic.
Pine Bush High School's foreign language department arranged to have the pledge recited in different languages for National Foreign Language Week. The pledge was read in Arabic during Wednesday morning announcements, which angered some students and subsequently "divided the school in half."
The District Superintendent received complaints from residents who lost relatives in Afghanistan and from Jewish parents. Here's what the district had to say: