Boy Suspended For Wearing Makeup?

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    A ninth-grade student has accused officials at a Southern California high school of discrimination for suspending him for wearing lipstick and eye makeup.

    James Herndon, 16, said the five-day suspension imposed Monday by administrators at San Bernardino's Pacific High School was unfair because females are allowed to wear cosmetics on campus.

    Herndon says his black lipstick and red eye makeup express the Wiccan religious beliefs he shares with his mother, a priestess in the neo-pagan faith. He contends the suspension violates his constitutional right to free expression.

    Linda Hill, spokeswoman for the San Bernardino City Unified School District, declined to comment on the case, citing student confidentiality laws.

    Herndon, who is repeating his second year at the school, has worn makeup since he enrolled, according to his mother, Valerie Wallace.

    Despite the suspension, Herndon plans to wear the makeup when he returns to school next week.


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    My kid would need time off from school too, cuz he'd need care while recovering from the severe ass-beating I'd administer.
     
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    LOL - no doubt... :D
     
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    Wow that poor kid.
     
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    definitely cant discriminate against him. But they better not come cryin to the school when he gets his ass beat down.
     
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    The kid needs some serious counseling/intervention, and the parents might just be a tad, too, lenient.

    If my son tried that, I'd totally agree with the suspension.
     
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    I don't understand why everyone is so upset this boy wears makeup. So many 'rock stars' do. What about the fact that his mother is a witch?! An honest-to-goodness practicing, priestess of the Occult??
     
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    gotta love all the religious tolerance we spread around. :blah2:
     
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    Wow Cp - you're finding them today!

    Where the hell are you surfing? The Mad Magazine site?
     
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    OH - a WITCH. Guess I misread the first time around and thought . . . well, never mind. But I was going to get all bent out of shape about why that other category has to wear makeup.

    Good thing you set me straight, Joz. ;)
     

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