Victory: School Allows Student to Wear Cross Necklace

aclj photoCECE HEIL, ACLJ

We recently assisted another middle school student regarding his right to wear a cross necklace at school.

On September 3, 2013, a parent from Florida, contacted the ACLJ about his middle school son who was told not to wear a cross necklace. A teacher had told the student that wearing the cross necklace was against school policy.

We provided the student’s father with information about students’ legal rights in school. The father met with the school principal to discuss the matter. Initially, the principal tried to tell the father that the teacher was correct. However, the principal relented after the father shared the ACLJ information about his son’s legal rights with the principal. Ultimately, the principal agreed to allow the student to wear the cross necklace and correctly concluded that it did not violate school policy.

This is another great victory for religious freedom and the rights of students.


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CeCe Heil is a Senior Counsel for the ACLJ specializing in public policy and global legal matters including the United Nations.


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