No criminal charges in Mill Creek Elementary 'Pledge' incident
GENEVA – There will be no criminal charges filed against the parent involved in an incident that took place last week at Mill Creek Elementary School.
In a news release issued Friday morning, Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon said that the man, 41-year-old Colin McGroarty, "certainly showed a gross lack of judgment," and said the behavior was "lacking in even the most basic common sense," but that McGroarty's actions were not criminal.
McGroarty, whose children attend the school, became upset on Jan. 9, when he said kindergartners left the word "liberty" out of the pledge. McGroarty, who said he had been volunteering at the school on a weekly basis, said that after students said the pledge, they recited the school's creed. McGroarty took issue with the students reciting the creed after the pledge.
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