Swegle Elementary student in Salem told ‘go back to your country’ by substitute teacher

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A substitute at a Salem-Keizer elementary school recently told a fifth-grade student to “go back to your country” when he was not saying the words during the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Published by Natalie Pate

Natalie Pate is a freelance journalist and author based in Salem, Oregon. She wrote about education for more than seven years at the Statesman Journal and now covers education and other topics throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French from Willamette University.

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