Michelle Ramirez and her spooky T-shirt.
A student at North Middle School in Kirkwood was removed from class this week for wearing a religious T-shirt with a message school administrators found offensive.
The message? "Jesus...He Scares the HELL Out of You."
The student, Michelle Ramirez, says that the T-shirt conveys her Christian beliefs. "[Jesus] does scare the hell out of you. That you're not letting the devil in," Michelle tells Fox 2
Michelle's mother has her daughter's back, saying that the term "hell" on the shirt is the literal meaning of the word and not a profanity. The school, meanwhile, views the word "hell" as vulgar and says it violates the district's dress code.
Here, though, is an interesting factoid left out of the Fox 2 report. On Sunday mornings, North Middle School serves as the site of a Presbyterian ministry
. You'd think that a school that opens its doors to a church each week would have a hell of a time censoring a religious T-shirt.