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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -

A Kanawha County principal cancelled the Pledge of Allegiance for a day after several students claimed they were being forced to recite it.

Capital High School principal Clinton Giles also canceled the national anthem on Monday.

He tells media outlets that the students' complaints disturbed him because they misrepresented what the school was doing. So, he cancelled the activities for a day.

He says Capital students aren't required to recite the pledge. But they are required to stand up during the pledge so those who participate aren't distracted.

A 1943 U.S. Supreme Court ruling says students can't be forced to say the Pledge of Allegiance or to salute the American flag in school.

Giles says the pledge and the national anthem will return Tuesday.

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