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Principal explains Pledge omission

Oath omitted on 9/11 anniversary

Omitting the Pledge of Allegiance while a Muslim poem was read at Concord-
Carlisle High School on the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks was “inexcusable” and the result of “poor judgment,” the school’s principal said Sunday in a letter of apology to parents.

After a backlash that extended far beyond the community, principal Peter Badalament has invited parents to a public forum Tuesday night to discuss the incident and “to begin the healing process.”

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