LITTLETON (CBS) – The principal of a Littleton school said a substitute teacher had good intentions, but should not have taken a knee while her class recited the Pledge of Allegiance on Thursday.

Russell Street School Principal Scott Bazydlo said in a letter to parents that the unidentified substitute teacher took a knee and spoke to students about her political views.

Bazydlo said that Littleton Public Schools respects the rights of individuals to either participate or respectfully abstain from taking part in the Pledge of Allegiance.

But the principal also said it is “imperative” to provide students with all sides of an issue to allow them to “form opinions with guidance from parents.”

“While this topic is timely and does have educational merit, it should be addressed sensitively and age-appropriately by permanent faculty and inclusive of the beliefs of all children and families,” Bazydlo wrote to parents. “While well-intended, this conversation was not part of the classroom teacher’s plans and should not have taken place in the fashion it did.”

Comments (41)
    1. Bill Smith says:

      I believe that would be a racial comment, which would make you… yes… an actual racist. Congratulations.

      1. John Fogarty says:

        Just calling a spade a spade and rightfully so.

  1. Peter York says:

    sponge off the self-serving boilerplate and cross this worthless traitor off the substitute list.

    then remove the rest of the democrat Party-voting treasonous ‘teachers.’

    —a retired English teacher

    1. John Butts says:

      Won’t happen Peter and I congratulate you for making it through your teaching career unscathed, but you know just as well as anybody that that these days there is no quality assurance in attaining good teachers as the profession now is just revolving door for misfits who have no quality care of their students like you probably did and now it’s just—–>Let’s move them through like cattle and get them in our Union……and this is what you get. The same holds true for some female teachers who partied hard during college and then decided to become teachers and the party continues with the sex with underaged boys. It’s getting bad and it’s sad, as my mother was a teacher as well.

  2. Well intended my rear end. This was a political statement in brainwashing tiny brains not ready to understand what is actually going on. What a jerk this “teacher” is.

    1. John Butts says:

      Well, the other thing to consider is how this idiot said “with guidance from the parents” (which was meant to appease the parents of course) but yet how can a parent guide a child while this incident is occurring—–>It’s absolutely traumatic to the child but yet there are no parents there to assist them through it……Perfect liberal thinking….smh

  3. Chris Swezey says:

    How is an attempt to diminish the flag and anthem, followed by a pro-liberal diatribe possibly well-intentioned? If is almost criminal.

  4. Monkey see, monkey do. Fire her azz.

    1. I totally agree. This teacher should be fired immediately. I have absolutely no problem with anyone protesting anything but to disrespect our flag, our nation, or our way of life on paid company (taxpayer) time is violation of any employment agreement. This person is a disgrace to the whole teaching establishment. This is NOT what should be taught in our classrooms.

  5. Nice job of not informing your readers that the school serves 3-5 graders – an age that is extremely susceptible to the influence of authority figures.

    Maybe next time one of your “reporters” will take a knee in name of yellow journalism.

  6. What is well intentioned about this? The problem is the school super not striking her off the list immediately.

  7. Lee Jenkins says:

    Haven’t we had enough of this nonsense? Time for “PC” to take a backseat to common sense.

  8. Substitute the substitute.Fire her or his ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. This substitute teacher should never be allowed back into a classroom.

  10. Mallen says:

    Disrespecting our nation was the teacher’s “good intentions”. Liberalism is a disease. Patriotism is the cure.

  11. dwkeller22 says:

    What?!? Fire them now! School is not about indoctrination. Of course, it now is with Alt-Left teachers.

  12. Good intentions? This teacher disgusts me.

  13. BA DeMonte says:

    Best thing to do is keep your kids out of these liberal government indoctrination centers a/k/a schools and away from progressive liberal government employees a/k/a teachers.

  14. Bill Smith says:

    The Supreme Court has ruled that school children have free speech rights in the schools, particularly when it comes to political expression. So the kid should be allowed to take a knee, as disrespectful and disgusting as it may be to be personally. But the teacher does not, because she is at work, and must conduct herself according to ther rules of her employer while on the job. Fire her today.

  15. Dana Mangham says:

    Send the sub packing, take them right out of the classroom and toss ’em off campus. Not a team player, anti-American, poor judgment, poor role model, etc. etc. ad nauseam.

    Kid takes a knee? Whoop some sense into his disrespectful little a$z.

  16. One afternoon last year, my 6 year old granddaughter came home from ‘FIRST grade classes. During a chat about her day she informed me that “guns were bad”. She did not understand why. But she insisted they are bad. First impressions are very strong and lasting.
    Liberal assimilation and indoctrination begins early in public schools and continues through the antifa ‘academics at universities.
    Do not be fooled or complacent. This bs goes on EVERY day and at EVERY public school.
    They know they got control of those little growing brains, and they will not miss the opportunity.

  17. tngilmer says:

    The left is handing the election in 2018 to the GOP on a silver platter. I hope they keep this unpatriotic mess up.

  18. Tony Welker says:

    more indoctrination ….makes me wonder how much really does go on in our schools

  19. Julie Byam says:

    A Teacher once told my daughter if your daddy drinks a beer after work at night he is an alcoholic!

  20. Lilith Whyte says:

    Oh, wake up. These are not “National Anthem Protests.” These are Anti-Whites protests.

  21. Can someone explain what the moronic principal said?

  22. Who ever this was they should be Fired and Blackballed from Teaching

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