100 Brooklyn students kicked off AirTran flight from LaGuardia to Atlanta

One hundred Brooklyn students were kicked off an AirTran flight on Monday because they allegedly would not sit down and put away their phones. The

The teenagers, all seniors at the Yeshiva of Flatbush, in Brooklyn, were ordered off the AirTran flight around 6 a.m. Monday as it sat at a gate at LaGuardia Airport.

The teenagers, all seniors at the Yeshiva of Flatbush, in Brooklyn, were ordered off the AirTran flight around 6 a.m. Monday as it sat at a gate at LaGuardia Airport. (6/4/13)

BROOKLYN - One hundred Brooklyn students were kicked off an AirTran flight on Monday because they allegedly would not sit down and put away their phones.

The seniors from the Yeshiva of Flatbush were traveling from LaGuardia Airport to Atlanta. Sources say some of the students believe they were not rowdy at all, and were kicked off because they were Jewish.

The executive director of the school says he has launched his own investigation because he feels the action taken by the flight crew was unjustified.

Southwest Airlines, which owns AirTran, says it did its best to get the students on the next available flights.
 

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