GAINESVILLE — A 10-year-old girl was sent home on her first day back to school in Gainesville for wearing a shirt that was deemed offensive.
Faith Sapp wore a shirt to class Monday with the words “Islam Is Of The Devil” printed on it. The words are the same as those at an outreach center where her father serves as the pastor.
The girl’s dad let her wear the shirt, but the school says it is against the dress code. The code states that a child must dress in a way that is not offensive or inappropriate. The school board says that Sapp is not suspended or expelled and can return to school Tuesday, but she must follow the dress code.
Update: See also the Gainesville Sun, 26 August 2009