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Madison Smith, 14, right, and her mother, Shirley Carter, claim the girl’s First Amendment right to free expression was compromised after she refused to stand for the pledge of allegiance at Kingman Middle School.

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A Kingman Middle School eighth-grader who refused to stand for the pledge of allegiance and her mother allege the school’s principal and a teacher at the school who also serves as its athletic director were abusive to her.