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PLEDGE FLAP: A civil rights complaint will be filed with the U.S. Department of Education in the controversy that began with a teacher confronting a student over not standing for the Pledge Allegiance and escalated into an argument that led to a Lawton Chiles Middle School sixth-grader’s arrest for creating a disturbance.

BRIGHTLINE: At an amiable meeting about high-speed rail that we previewed yesterday (here), Brightline veep Bob O’Malley sought to rein in city commissioners’ hopes that Lakeland will get a stop in the initial phase of Orlando-to-Tampa construction, but he said the company sees value in an eventual station in Polk.

  • Not in the article but interesting: Justin Troller tried hard to liken a Lakeland stop to the Fort Lauderdale station included in Brightline’s inaugural Miami-to-West Palm Beach segment.
  • Bay News 9 coverage