A California school has banned a girl from wearing a rosary because local gangs are using it as a symbol.

KETV reports:

A sixth-grade girl said she was told that she can’t wear a necklace that resembles a rosary because it violates the dress code at the Fremont Public Schools.

Elizabeth Carey, 12, said the school adopted a policy last year banning the necklaces.

“The principal said I couldn’t wear my necklace at all because gangsters were wearing it,” she said.

I’ve got an idea. How ’bout we make gang activity illegal in the school rather than banning rosaries altogether?

I understand the school is kinda’ up against it here. They want to stop the gang from actively representing in school and the gang is misusing a rosary. The initial fault is the gangs but banning rosaries is just a precedent that’s a little worrisome.