Girl Suspended over Blazer Emblem

February 8, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

A schoolgirl suspended from class for wearing religious images on her lapel will continue to keep them on her blazer, her mother has said.

Catrina McDermott has been threatened with expulsion for wearing emblems of St Patrick and the guardian angel.

She was suspended from St Eugene's College in Roslea, County Fermanagh, after refusing to conceal the badges.

However, Ann McDermott said her daughter was determined to keep wearing the emblems.

She is expected to return to school on Monday following her suspension.