Nova Scotia school backs down after suspending teen over ‘Jesus’ t-shirt
Mon May 07, 2012
(LifeSiteNews.com) – A school board on the south shore of Nova Scotia has backed down after it sparked a nationwide controversy last week by suspending a grade 12 student for wearing a Christian t-shirt.
The South Shore Regional School Board allowed 19-year-old William Swinimer of Chester Basin to return to school on Monday morning with his bright yellow shirt stating “Life is Wasted Without Jesus.”
Swinimer had worn the shirt for months despite teachers’ complaints that it could be deemed offensive to non-Christians, and on April 27th his principal at Forest Heights Community School opted to suspend him for five days.
Swinimer, who attends a Pentecostal church in Bridgewater, had planned to wear the shirt when he returned to school on Monday even if it meant another suspension, which could have jeopardized the grade 12 student’s ability to graduate this year. the rest/image