Public schools

Ohio Students Face Discipline for Pro-Gay Shirts

Threatened with suspension for refusing to remove them


Students at an Ohio high school were threatened with suspensions for refusing to remove shirts that contained messages supportive of LGBT individuals, according to HyperVocal.

About twenty students wore the shirts to Celina High School after two other students were told to remove shirts that read "Lesbian 1? and "Lesbian 2." Celina High School Superintendent Jesse Steiner told U.S. News that the students were told to remove the shirts or face disciplinary action because the school has a policy against disruptive attire.

"The only reason they would be told that they couldn't wear something is if it is a disruption of the educational process, or if it's not allowed in the handbook," Steiner explained. "And there's a line in our handbook about drawing undue attention to yourself."