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Heritage Academy, a Christian high school, is defending its decision to discipline a pregnant student. The school has banned Maddi Runkles from participating in her graduation ceremony next month (June 2, 2017). Maddi was an outstanding student, earning straight A’s this year while serving as president of the Student Council.
Maddi admits she made a mistake, and considered having an abortion. She decided against it, and says the punishment she now faces isn’t fair, reports CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford. After learning she was pregnant, Maddi knew she’d have to put her college plans on hold and face consequences at school.
Violation of Student Pledge at Heritage Academy
Students at Heritage Academy sign a pledge that includes a promise of “abstaining from sexual immorality.” School officials suspended Maddi for two days and removed her from leadership roles in student organizations. They also banned her from walking in her graduation ceremony next month.
The family reached out to the anti-abortion group Students for Life, which warns this could be a “turning point causing many students to turn away from the pro-life and Christian message”. They say the school should not punish the 18-year-old for her decision to keep her baby. Read the full story…. cbsnews.com
(CBS News) A Christian school in western Maryland is defending its decision to discipline a pregnant student by banning her from participating in her graduation ceremony next month. Anti-abortion group Students for Life says Heritage Academy should not punish the 18-year-old for her decision to keep her baby. Jan Crawford spoke with the high school senior.
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