School officials fire substitute teacher for bullying students who didn’t stand for pledge

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A substitute teacher said his teaching days are over after a school let him go for thanking students who recited the pledge of allegiance.

School officials allege he bullied at least one student who did not stand up. It’s a school district where school board members stand and recite the pledge of allegiance. 

The nickname for Parkway South high school is the Patriots. Jim Furkin is a former teacher, 
Furkin says he’s been a substitute teacher for the district for about 10 years and filling in at Parkway South almost daily for the past 5 years. Now, district officials have told him he can no longer work at the school but can continue at other schools.

Superintendent Dr. Keith Marty now says the students who did not stand were humiliated and teased by the others. 
 

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