Boy pulled from class over Jesus costume
Updated On: Nov 01 2013 09:47:01 AM CDT
A teen at a Highland Park high school was pulled out of class Thursday for showing up dressed as Jesus.
To some students and staff members, it looked like a clear violation of school policy.
So, just to make sure Marshon Sanders meant no disrespect, they asked him to change.
But Marshon insists that he did not want to offend anyone. He says he's extremely religious, and recently baptized, which was his inspiration for dressing up as someone he idolizes.
After a meeting between administrators and Marshon's mother, he was allowed to change back into his costume.
The school district released a statement saying, "We initially were concerned that the costume could be offensive to religious sensibilities. Upon further review, we realized the student did not intend to be offensive. Therefore, the school communicated to the student that he could wear the costume."
And while he was allowed to change back into the costume, Marshon decided maybe Jesus wasn't the best costume idea after all.
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