Christian School Pressures "Tomboy" To Transfer

By: Associated Press News Email
By: Associated Press News Email
An 8-year-old Virginia girl who keeps her hair short and wears boys

MGN Online

News Release: Associated Press News

By LARRY O'DELL

FOREST, Va. (AP) -- An 8-year-old Virginia girl who keeps her hair short and wears boys' clothes has withdrawn from a private Christian academy under pressure from its administration.

Timberlake Christian School's principal recently told the child's great-grandparents, who have custody, that the school runs on biblical principles and has a right to deny admission to applicants for condoning sexual immorality, homosexuality or alternative gender identity. They said if the family could not adhere to those principles, the second-grader should not re-enroll.

The family transferred the child to public school. Carroll Thompson of Forest tells The Associated Press his great-granddaughter is a tomboy but is being labeled as something else by Timberlake officials.

Representatives of the school say there's more to the story, but they can't be specific because of confidentiality laws.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WCTV 1801 Halstead Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32309
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 252964121 - wctv.tv/a?a=252964121