Student says 'ISIS' in Pledge, gets pulled from high school

A Connecticut high school student was pulled out of classes and reported to police for substituting "ISIS" for the "United States of America" during the Pledge of Allegiance.

The incident occurred before Christmas break, according to the Connecticut Post.

Lt. Andrew Cota said the 15-year-old student at Ansonia High School wasn't charged, but the case was turned over to the Department of Homeland Security. Police said there is no danger to the community. Federal officials declined to comment.

The boy, who wasn't identified, now attends classes in a Board of Education annex building.

An attorney representing the school and Board of Education said the boy's dismissal was "out of an abundance of caution."

The boy's mother said at a board meeting that removing her son from school was an irrational decision.