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Massachusetts school disciplines 8-year-old student for picture of Christ on the cross

December 15, 2009

An 8-year old Massachusetts boy was sent home from school when he drew a picture of a crucified Christ. The 2nd-grade student was disciplined for a “violent drawing.”


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  • Posted by: Patricia - Dec. 16, 2009 2:18 PM ET USA

    The teacher and principal both need psychiatric help, in -house.

  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Dec. 16, 2009 3:07 AM ET USA

    This is what 'zero tolerance' brings to light: the inability or unwillingness to differentiate between a violent image and a Christian one.How perverse that the same country that punishes a child citizen for a drawing of Christ on the cross will reward foreighn terrorists with the protections of due process. Our republic is crumbling.

  • Posted by: Jester - Dec. 15, 2009 5:49 PM ET USA

    Not long ago just about any psychiatrist in the nation would have decleard the child mentally deranged and ordered extensive treatment. Things are improving.