Yeshiva students kicked off NY plane for violating safety

June 4, 2013 09:45

A group of 101 yeshiva students and their eight accompanying chaperones were asked to remove themselves from an airplane which was scheduled to fly from New York to Atlanta Monday morning, CNN reported.

Southwest Airlines reportedly said the group of "non-compliant passengers" would not remain seated or stop using their mobile devices. According to CNN, once the students failed to comply, they were asked to leave the aircraft. The dispute caused the flight to be delayed 45 minutes, Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins told CNN. The group from Yeshivah of Flatbush, an Orthodox Jewish high school in Brooklyn, apparently said the flight crew overreacted to the excitement of the students who were looking forward to their school trip which included a day at Six Flags theme park, said CNN.

"It blew out of proportion. It was a mountain out of a molehill," a teacher and chaperone of the school trip Marian Wielgus reportedly told CNN.

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