Pledge of Allegiance opt-out slip causes outrage on social media

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WSPA Staff – (WSPA)— A permission slip to opt out of the Pledge of Allegiance in Florida has many people responding on social media.

A student's uncle who was outraged after seeing the note posted it on Facebook.

My niece brought this home from school today...What is happening to our country?!?

Posted by Micah Brienen on Thursday, August 18, 2016

The note allows parents to check a box that would excuse their child from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in school.

Micah Brienen posted the waiver on his Facebook page Monday and now it has over 24,000 shares.

According to Snopes, students in Florida have had the right to opt out reciting the Pledge since at least 2000.

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