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(VIDEO) Loveland school seizes rosary beads from student, says they’re ‘gang symbol’

Loveland school seizes rosary beads from student, says they’re ‘gang symbol’

Posted on: 10:58 am, September 14, 2012, by Tammy Vigil,
updated on: 10:13pm, September 14, 2012

LOVELAND, Colo. — A student is questioning whether his faith or his fashion is under fire at his high school in Loveland.

Thompson Valley High School officials have confiscated his rosary beads twice since school started three weeks ago.

And he says they never told him, or his family, why.

“They tell me I can’t wear them,” says Manuel Vigil, showing us an identical rosary to the one seized by his school.

The junior says he wears rosary beads to protect himself from harm.
But his school district thinks the religious necklace will harm students.

“That’s typically not what we want for a safe environment for school,” says Thompson Valley School District spokesperson Margaret Crespo.

Read more: http://kdvr.com/2012/09/14/loveland-school-seizes-rosary-bea...

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You've obviously never been "jumped in"

by a group of nuns.

I still have nightmares. Someone hold me?

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I was raise Catholic

and the rosary was to said, not worn, not sure where he got that idea it would ward off anything. It seems by wearing them it has caused him nothing but grief. IMO

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

Agreed. Everything I have

Agreed. Everything I have ever read about the rosary stated it was not to be worn as jewelry, nor was it a talisman; only Jesuits wear it as a matter of course, because it is considered a weapon of faith.

They have become a gang symbol over in the UK too, thanks to gangsta music, along with those ridiculous trousers with underwear showing. And people have a go at christians for accepting wierd things as acceptable!

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Times have changed

I was raised catholic and always wore a rosary to school, never had a word said against it. I wish more people had the ability to home-school, I know thats what I would try to do if I had kids