California Teacher Placed on Administrative Leave Over Viral Video Telling Students to Pledge Allegiance to Pride Flag


A California teacher has been placed on administrative leave over a viral video laughing about how she removed the American flag and told students to pledge allegiance to the pride flag instead.

Timcast reached out to the school, who confirmed that the teacher, Kristan Pitzen, has been placed on administrative leave.

“We are aware that one of our teachers posted a video on her personal social media that caused alarm and concern related to saluting the American flag. We assure you that we take matters like this seriously. Showing respect for our nation’s flag is an important value that we instill in our students and an expectation of our employees. The teacher is no longer in the classroom and has been placed on administrative leave. As always, we follow due process requirements,” the school district said in a statement, which was confirmed by a school official who added that they cannot comment further due to it being a personnel issue.

The video was uncovered by the wildly popular “Libs of Tik Tok” Twitter account.

“During third period, we have announcements and they do the Pledge of Allegiance. I always tell my class, stand if you feel like it, don’t stand if you feel like it, say the words if you want, you don’t have to say the words So, my class decided to stand but not say the words. Totally fine,” she said. Pitzen then explained that there actually isn’t an American flag in the classroom because she took it down during the pandemic since it made her “uncomfortable.” When a student commented to Pitzen that it was weird they were pledging allegiance without an actual flag, she jokingly suggested they pledge to the flag they did have in the classroom.

On Monday, outraged parents set up a display of dozens of American flags surrounding the high school’s sign.

Newport Mesa Unified School District told the parents that “showing respect for our nation’s flag is a value that we instill in our students and an expectation of our employees. The teacher is no longer in the classroom.”

The investigation into the matter is ongoing. The school official could not say if she will be returning to the classroom this year.

Pitzen has deleted all of her social media accounts.

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10 responses to “California Teacher Placed on Administrative Leave Over Viral Video Telling Students to Pledge Allegiance to Pride Flag”

  1. JamoeCW says:

    this is actually pretty tame (at least what she posted). she took down the flag and lost it. when the kids were pledging allegiance she explained that. when a kid really wanted a flag to focus on she gave him a flag, which while it isn’t the right flag (or even close) it is a flag which could be focused on when pledging allegiance. while her attitude is mockingly amused, and we can see her politics pretty clearly, her story doesn’t have her pushing her politics onto her students. i doubt that she doesn’t push her politics onto her students, but one of the american values is innocent until proven guilty, and the only guilt proven is that she lost the flag (not really a serious offense).

    • UppityG says:

      So you just believe her little story? Sorry, I don’t. It makes me feel uncomfortable to know that she actually left her kids no choice but to “pledge allegiance” to an alphabet flag. Most of her kids, most of all kids, are straight. I know that chaps the ass of the alphabets but that’s life. No one promised life would be fair to them or anyone else. All organisms are hetero, with a few exceptions, all rules have exceptions, and that’s by design. But the more successful design rules and that’s how it’s gonna stay.

      All the alphabets want to do is steal our children and indoctrinate them with confusion, doubt in their ability to discern their own world with their own senses, and to be activists for not themselves but for the alphabets. To their own neglect and detriment. Well I’ve had enough of watching this slo-mo corrosion of American society and her original values. You know, the ones that made her the amazing country it is fighting to remain.

      Who really thinks that the Founders, the writers of the COTUS, envisioned America tolerating the intolerable? Do we really think that if the alphabets designed America that straights would be tolerated to do what they’re doing? The taking gay kids, who are taught to salute the alphabet flag, but suddenly their activist for straights teacher says “oopsie, I lost the alphabet flag, just pledge to this red, white & blue one instead, it’ll be fine”? Think they’d be ok with it?

      No.

      So let’s get something clear: America was founded by God loving people who believed in Christ and endeavored to make a nation that would please their Maker. And everyone not on the same page ever since has been trying to destroy her, to make her into their own play thing.

      • JamoeCW says:

        “So you just believe her little story?”
        “…her story doesn’t have her pushing her politics onto her students. i doubt that she doesn’t push her politics onto her students…”
        it would seem your reading comprehension isn’t very good.
        “It makes me feel uncomfortable to know that she actually left her kids no choice but to “pledge allegiance” to an alphabet flag.”
        well according to her story most of her kids, including the kid she talked to, pledges allegiance to the USA, but not to any flag (she lost it remember). it was only when the kid wanted to pledge to a flag when she suggested that he pledge to the only flag in the room, which was already hanging. all of this is assuming that her story is correct. for all we know she is having weird sex orgies with them, but that would require an investigation, which should happen (at the very least have someone come and find the flag for her).

    • chickens.forever says:

      LMAO…. You are either dumb as fuck, of deaf DUMB and blind as fuck if you can’t see how completely out of line this whack job leftist is. Last time I checked a teachers job description has become very specific and states that they are there to teach them in a “subject” such as math, reading, writing, phys ed, etc and not to push their POLITICAL and/or SEXUAL personal choices upon. Whack jobs like this are the reason why our grand kids are now being home schooled and thankfully for her she or any other whack job got a chance to push their BS on our kids or grand kids, or we’d of fed her swine.

  2. IntegratedCrazy says:

    You know Timmy says violence doesn’t work, but did we have liberal fags like this dumb bitch when there was violence? It’s seems the faggtry is a more recent thing from liberal white women.

  3. neilinda says:

    Hoping they will follow up to make sure she is actually terminated. It would be like many systems to pull her out of the classroom for a few months until the news cycle spins a bit, but then reinstate her when the heat dies down – while paying her the whole time.

  4. mophorex says:

    I wish she didn’t delete all of her social media so we could see the water works and her wondering how this could have happened.

    If she thought the flag traumatized her before, lol …

    • chickens.forever says:

      Nawwww. She’s be in “carpet chomping heaven” there. I say a good ‘ol fashioned walk behind the woodshed where if she failed to see, admit and agree never again to go “outside her lane” then we’d have no choice but to take her a few more steps behind the woodshed to the barn to where our swine would end up consuming a rather “diverse” meal. If our pigs could talk sure they’d be like…….. “mmmmmmmmmmmmm, SKITTLES”!!!