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Teacher accused of assault on student over Pledge of Allegiance

Police in Colorado are investigating a teacher accused of assaulting a student over the Pledge of Allegiance. (Source: KMGH/CNN) Police in Colorado are investigating a teacher accused of assaulting a student over the Pledge of Allegiance. (Source: KMGH/CNN)
The Boulder Valley School District sent a letter to parents saying the school was cooperating with police, and the teacher is on leave. (Source: School/KMGH/CNN) The Boulder Valley School District sent a letter to parents saying the school was cooperating with police, and the teacher is on leave. (Source: School/KMGH/CNN)

LAFAYETTE, CO (KMGH/CNN) - A PE teacher is accused of physically assaulting a student who wouldn't stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

It reportedly happened Thursday at Angevine Middle School. It isn't clear whether any student was injured, but police were called over the incident.

The school's policy states that students may choose to sit or stand during the pledge.

The Boulder Valley School District hasn't released any details about what happened. But a letter was sent to parents, telling them an incident occurred and that the school is cooperating with police.

The teacher, Karen Smith, has worked for the district for 20 years.

She is on paid leave while the police investigate and determines whether criminal charges should be filed.

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