Fremont (Neb.) Schools Ban Rosaries

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Nebraska ACLU is siding with a sixth-grade girl who said that her religious beliefs have been compromised because the Fremont Public School District won't let her go to class wearing a necklace that resembles a rosary.

The Fremont Middle School student said recently that the policy infringes on her rights to express her religious beliefs.

Fremont Superintendent Steve Sexton said the policy is for student safety. He said school officials have received information from police that the rosary is being used as a symbol of gang affiliation.

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