A Milwaukee high school student who aspires to become a Catholic priest says that his right to express his faith is being violated when the Catholic high school he attends barred him from wearing a robe as a tribute to a former Pope. The student, a junior at Pius XI High School in Milwaukee, started wearing the robe last spring as a personal expression of his faith and as a tribute to the school’s namesake. However, when classes resumed in the fall, school officials said that he could not wear the robe during school hours.
In a television news report, the principal of the school said that they respect the student’s view on expressing his faith, but that wearing the robe to class is distracting to other students. However, several students interviewed in the report said that the robe was not distracting and that others at the school dress in ways that are far more distracting than the robe worn by the student. Several teachers also feel that the student should be allowed to wear the robe, but were barred from commenting by school officials. [Source]
I am not sure what I make of this story other than that the school wants the student to disrobe.