Dylan Burton Becomes the First Student Suspended for Refusing to Stand for the National Anthem

Dylan Burton decided to remain seated during the national anthem at his Bishop Gorman high school’s Veteran’s Day ceremony.  Kaepernick’s protest was an inspiration to Burton.  In response, Bishop Gorman officials suspended Burton.  Additionally, Burton was informed that in order to remain at the school, he would have to: 1) remain on disciplinary contract for the remainder of the year; 2) be banned from the football team and television broadcasts; 3) attend 5 counseling sessions; 4) submit an essay on a topic to be determined by the administration; and 5) submit a letter of apology to the veterans in attendance at the assembly. Thedenverchannel.com.