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Video: Students Try to Sing 'God Bless America' At Wal-Mart, Manager Calls Police

| by Michael Allen

Principal Terri Thelmas, 75 students from Coconut Palm Elementary and their parents were asked to leave a Wal-Mart in Pembroke Pines, Florida, for singing 'God Bless America' to honor the fallen heroes of 9/11 (video below), reports WPTV.

Thelmas said the store manager gave her approval the week before, however, on Wednesday night, the patriotic group showed up and the manager-on-duty told them they were a “liability” and that the kids would not be allowed to sing.

In response, the kids went out side to sing, but manager-on-duty called the police to have them removed from the property. The police said they responded to a report of a "flash mob situation."

Responding to complaints, Wal-Mart spokeswoman Kayla Whaling said: "We regret this happened and apologize to the students, parents and the school for this experience. Unfortunately, this was a situation of miscommunication, and it should have been handled differently. We're also inviting the kids back to the store to help honor the victims and fallen heroes."

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