Stone Chaney is a sixth-grade student at East Middle School in Farmington Hills, Michigan. He says that he was sitting during the pledge on Sept. 7, when the teacher came up behind him and snatched him out of his seat. Chaney explained that "I don't stand because I don't pledge to a flag. I pledge to God and family." He says the next day, a teacher yelled at him for sitting during the ritual, ClickOnDetroit reports.
On Friday, Chaney's father told The Washington Post, "When you put your hands on kids and force your own way of thinking, that's not right." He spoke at a school board meeting soon after and expressed his discontent, saying that he's "looking for accountability."