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Student Suspended For Wearing Pentacle
("Channel Oklahoma," July 28, 2001)

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. -- A Midwest City high school student returned to the classroom Wednesday after a one-day suspension for wearing a pentacle in class.

Sabrina Erickson practices Wicca, a type of paganism based on earth, wind, air and water.

When Erickson refused school officials' request to take off the five-starred pentacle at school, she was suspended for violating a dress code that prohibits disruptions in class.

"If Christians blatantly wear their crosses, or if Jews can wear a Star of David, why can't I wear my pentacle," Erickson said on Eyewitness News 5 Tuesday.

After meeting with school officials on Tuesday, Erickson was allowed to return to class. The suspension was based on the principal's misunderstanding of Wicca, Erickson said.


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