Tee worn to honor a child with brain cancer
An Alabama school teacher was sent home to change out of a T-shirt she was wearing to honor a child diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.
A local teacher’s Facebook post is causing quite the controversy. She claims she was sent home from school to change her shirt because it had the word “pray” on it.
FOX10 News asked Mobile County Public Schools Superintendent Martha Peek about it.
When teacher Chris Burrell picked her shirt to wear to school on Monday morning, it reminded her of 11-year-old Aubreigh Nicholas. It has “just pray”on it, in support of “Aubreigh’s Army,” a fundraiser to help the young dancer from Semmes diagnosed with a rare and inoperable brain tumor last year.
But that’s not the way the school’s principal saw it.
“So at the point of looking and seeing ‘pray’ on it, the principal said, can you put on a sweater or something, knowing that there are other people who object to that…we have to be cognizant of everyone’s beliefs or everyone’s thoughts in a public school,” said Peek.
Peek tells us the principal was just following the rules, which say teachers and students can’t wear clothes that reflect a certain belief.
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