Fort Collns parents complain about Pledge of Allegiance in foreign languages
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FORT COLLINS, Colo. -
A student club at a Fort Collins high school has recited the Pledge of Allegiance in French and Spanish over the school's public-address system and may use other languages in the future.
Rocky Mountain High School principal Tom Lopez told the Fort Collins Coloradoan on Wednesday that three parents complained, but he defended the practice as appropriate and called it a learning experience.
Lopez says the purpose of the student-initiated club is to break down barriers between cultures.
He says club members might recite the pledge in Korean, Arabic and Chinese in the future.
Lopez says a law that allows students to choose whether or not to recite the pledge would apply to any language used. He says he is surprised by the complaints.
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