- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 18, 2014

An eighth-grade student in Fayetteville, Arkansas, was pulled out of class and ordered to change her “Virginity Rocks” T-shirt because school officials said it could cause a distraction to other students.

Chloe Rubiano, 13, of Ramay Junior High School said she got the shirt at a Christian festival last year; on the back, it continues: “I’m loving my Husband and I haven’t even Married Him,” CNN reported.

Chloe said she was pulled out of class and given a gym shirt to change into because the message on hers opened “too many doors for conversations” about sex.

Chloe’s mother, Bambi Crozier, said she was surprised by the school’s decision.

“This is part of sex [education] to me. Virginity is where you need to be,” she said. “I’m very thankful that Chloe has this belief.”

Fayetteville School District Superintendent Paul Hewitt said the school was simply adhering to its rules.

“Just the attention this incident has been given has certainly given the student and her mother the attention they sought. This is not a major free speech issue,” he told CNN.

“If a student wore a shirt that said ‘Sex Rocks’ or ‘Smoke More Pot,’ they would also have been asked to remove it for the same reason; it would no doubt be disruptive,” he said. “Even positive messages can be disruptive and our schools must be fair and consistent in dealing with all our students.”

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