Louisiana school district to student athletes: Stand for national anthem or face punishment

- A Louisiana superintendent told his school district Wednesday that student athletes who don't stand for the national anthem could face consequences.

Scott Smith, the Bossier Parish schools superintendent, said in a statement to KTBS-TV that the least the district could do is “expect to stand in solidarity when the national anthem is played at sporting events.”

“In Bossier Parish, we believe when a student chooses to join and participate on a team, the players and coaches should stand when our National Anthem is played in a show of respect,” the statement read.

Smith said that the principals and staffs have the discretion in determining what consequences the student athlete could potentially face.

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