A New Hampshire State Police investigator sought arrest warrants last year for two deans of the elite boarding school, but they were not arrested or prosecuted.
In separate lawsuits, the students said their schools violated their constitutional rights to protest injustice by sitting through the Pledge of Allegiance.
The teacher apologized on the school’s public-address system on Tuesday. Dozens of students who had walked out of class in protest got detention.
Before a football game in Texas, one student knelt during the anthem. The other raised a fist. Both were immediately told to hand in their uniforms.
Schools on Long Island and in Louisiana have cautioned students against protesting. And in public schools, such directives run up against students’ First Amendment rights.
As its team marched toward a national title, Florida State investigated charges of academic favoritism for top players. The teacher who reported the favoritism lost her job.