Wiccan High School Student Wins Right to Wear Religious Symbol

September 12, 2002

Source: The Associated Press


On September 12, 2002 The Associated Press reported that in North Texas, a "Waxahachie High School freshman Rebecca Moreno, suspended for wearing the pentagram jewelry, had been forced to wear it hidden under her blouse in order to return to class... [Rebecca] whose family practices a pagan religion won the right yesterday to wear her pentacle necklace in full view after appealing the issue to the district superintendent... Waxahachie Independent School District Superintendent Bobby Parker Jr. said... 'While the Wiccan faith may not be the majority religion in our community, our board policies protect all faiths.'"