Has An Ohio School Overstepped Its Authority 2009: School Student

Has an Ohio School Overstepped Its Authority

A high school student from northwest Ohio was suspended from school because he attended prom at another school.
Is the incident another case of a school district overstepping its bounds, or has the student been punished appropriately Read the story and decide for yourself. Students and their parents are required to sign a “statement of cooperation” at the beginning of the school year, indicating that they will follow the rules in the handbook. Among the students to sign the pledge was 17-year-old senior Tyler Frost. “Prom itself I don’t see anything wrong with it,” Frost said in an interview with . “And I’m not going to change my viewpoints on something just because someone else doesn’t like it.” “In life, we constantly make decisions whether we are going to please self or please God,” England is quoted as saying by . “[Frost] chose one path, and the school committee chose the other.” Despite the warning, Frost attended the prom. He and his girlfriend enjoyed the night along with some 800 other attendees. Having caught wind of the conflict, several national news networks were on hand to film Frost’s act of defiance. In response to Frost’s rebellious act, England sent a letter to his parents, which stated that he is suspended from school, is receiving an “incomplete” on all outstanding assignments, and is banned from attending the school’s graduation ceremony that is scheduled to take place on May 24. If Frost wishes to obtain his diploma, England said that he will be allowed to complete his final exams the week after graduation. England has not returned calls requesting a comment, but he did post a statement to the school’s Web site in which he defends the decision. That statement reads in part:
“In the Old Testament, Joseph was in a place of temptation and he fled. Unlike this situation, he didn’t put himself in that place. Proverbs 4:23 says, “Keep your heart with all diligence for out of it are the issues of life.” II Timothy 2:22 says, “Flee also youthful lusts but follow after righteousness faith charity and peace with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” When the school committee, many years before I became the principal, set up the policy regarding dancing, I am confident that they had the principle of fleeing lustful situations in mind. The question as I see it is, should a Christian place themselves at an event where young ladies will have low cut dresses and be dancing in them Isn’t it contrary to the example of Joseph and the verses that I stated”

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