Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Boy suspended again for wearing beads

I've been following this news story and thought it was worth sharing. Not once, but twice Raymond was suspended from this New York school for wearing his rosary to school honoring this deceased brother and uncle..........

SCHENECTADY- Raymond Hosier was suspended again Monday morning. He wore his Rosary beads to school again. The 13-year-old says he expected he would be suspended again.

Raymond arrived at Oneida Middle School around 7:50 a.m. His mother, Chantell, waited in her car to see if her son was going to be sent home. Ten minutes later, Chantell was called into the building and she came outside with her son.

Last week Raymond said the assistant principal told him to take off the purple Rosary beads he's been wearing all school year. Raymond refused and says he was then told to tuck the beads under his shirt, but he didn't want to do that either.

He says the same thing happened again Monday.

"I went in the office and got my late pass,” he said. “I was walking out and he told me to tuck them in and I told him I wasn't going to tuck them in.”

Raymond says he wears the beads in honor of his deceased older brother and uncle.

The district's policy is prohibits beads in school because they may represent gang affiliation.

The American Center for Law and Justice says it is preparing to file a federal lawsuit against the school.

http://wnyt.com/article/stories/S1574067.shtml?cat=300


Join me in prayer for this brave young solider of Christ.

2 comments:

TeriBaskett said...

Diane, I thought at first it was going to be because it showed religion, but to claim gang affiliation from a cross? The Christian gang? Come on, this is what happens where there is an absolute no-tolerance rule that's over the top. So, NO TEACHER there ever wears beads?????

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Mary Anne Gruen said...

Sad commentary on our times. You'd think they could come to some compromise.

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