Friday, May 21, 2010

Suspended for "Rosary Beads"

Another example of "Zero tolerance" outweighing common sense.

A 13-year-old New York student was suspended for wearing rosary beads to school.

Raymond Hosier was sent home for two days over the religious symbol, visible outside his clothing.

His school district in Schenectady said students are not allowed to wear beads out of concern they may be gang-related. Hosier, however, said they're comforting since the loss of his brother and uncle.

"I was just mad that they were suspending me for rosary beads and I told them I wasn't in a gang and they must resemble my brother and uncle," he said.

Hosier said he refuses to take them off, and he could be suspended again if he wears them to school on Monday. See more here