Asked To Leave School over a scarf \keffiyeh.

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    Students Say They're Asked To Leave School Because of Clothing

    Tuesday, February 17, 2009 – updated: 12:08 am EST February 18, 2009MONROEVILLE, Pa. --

    Two local students plan to meet with leaders at Gateway High School Wednesday over a scarf called a keffiyeh. It is a traditional clothing item for Arab men made of a square of cloth, folded and wrapped in various styles around the head.The two teens tell Channel 11 they've been wearing the keffiyeh to school for years. During their first class at Gateway High school Tuesday they claim the principal told them to take it off or they had to go home. So they left.One of the students admits he wore a T-shirt last week that read "Rest in Peace Israel", but says he does not wear the scarf for political reasons.Channel 11 news tried contacting the school, but so far school leaders have not returned the calls..
     
  2. odon

    odon Slightly Popular

    Sure. I believe you.
     
  3. deleted

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    But its winter time.. :D
    theres a dozen students with scarfs.
    This topic is pretty hot on the news today..
    It appears that they are Palestine supporters, but theres nothing wrong with that, unless they are disruptive in class..
    I think the school screwed up on this one though..
     
  4. odon

    odon Slightly Popular

    My Noddy scarf is not provocative, I have to say.
    But, there actions clearly were...they had history.
    I don't blame the school for this at all...the kids don't like it?
    Move school.
     
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    yes, They provoked the school..

    If anything they will tie the T-shirt to anything Gang related . R.I.P Israel is like R.I.P Topac.. I believe the dress code restricts this..
    High School isnt college...

    2 points for trying though..
    I think the scarfs are going to stay though...
    Should know by noon EST...
     
  6. odon

    odon Slightly Popular

    I'm not hip with the kids...but I think it is Tupac...lol.
    Your right though, it probably just went against the dress code.
    Simple as that.
     
  7. deleted

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    gez. from the gateway handbook.. : gee the internet has everything :)
    http://www.gatewayk12.org/default.aspx?id=883
    Clothing:
    1. Clothing that depicts, advertises or promotes any of the following is prohibited:
    a) Alcohol / drug use
    b) Violence
    c) Tobacco or tobacco products
    d) Profane language
    e) Ethnically / racially inappropriate behavior
    f) Obscene / sexual content.
    g) Gang related activities
    2. Other:
    a) Loose-fitting and/or oversized pants must be secured with a belt and must be worn at / or above the
    hips.
    b) The midriff, lower back side and sides of the body and / or undergarments may not be exposed.
    Therefore, garments which are backless, strapless, sheer (see-through) are unacceptable. Shirts
    with straps under one (1) inch are unacceptable.
    c) Torn shirts are prohibited. Torn pants with tears above the knee are prohibited.
    d) Shirts and blouses must be properly buttoned
     
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    e) Ethnically / racially inappropriate behavior
     
  9. goodvibes83

    goodvibes83 Senior Member

    this would make sense for the anti-israel shirt...that would probably have been the equivalent of me (if i were still in high school) wearing an Obama shirt to my conservative high school ...whether the shirt should be allowed is very open to debate...however the refusal to not allow them to wear their religious head scarves is silly. would they not allow a yamaka?

    i understand hats aren't allowed in most public schools...but idk shouldn't things religious in nature that do not hold racist or prejudice be allowed in schools, so long as it doesn't interfere with another students ability to learn? What about the Sikh turban? What about the hijab? if it has to do with the rule of no hats, its a bit more understandable...but if thats not allowed should they refuse to let anyone wear religious symbols i.e. necklaces with the cross or the Om, or the tilaka (hinduism)?

    (goody i tihnk i just found the topic to my reserach paper!!!) :D
     
  10. deleted

    deleted Visitor

    I thought I updated this post,
    After a few days the school allowed the scarfs/ keffiyeh and there has been no further disruptions.. There was a small protest by the Muslim community at the school but that was all.
     
  11. Indy Hippy

    Indy Hippy Zen & Bearded

    I remember getting suspened from my school for going in with a Make Love Not War tshirt on back in freshman year. I wound up taking it to the board and won. My arguement was simply that the shirt referred to love in the metaphysical sense not the sexual
     
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    when I was in the 8th grade I had a t-shirt that read. "Columbia Gold" with a big golden weed leaf.. I was not told to leave..
    It was a different time then, we used to carry buck knives on our belt loops without hassle too..
     
  13. goodvibes83

    goodvibes83 Senior Member

    orison do you have the sources of all this information its quite relevant to what ive been talking about in one of my classes, and it relates to one of my two potential reserach topics. if you could post links it would be much appreciated
     
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