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Break down:

1. 5Ws
Who: Stacy Carol
When:April 10th
What: Disciplinary hearing to discuss stacy carols lip piercing
Why: dresscode
Where: Leaguetown High school
How:implied
2. Lead On April 10th there will be a disciplinary hearing to discuss Stacy Carols lip piercing
violation to the school's dress code.
3. Quotes
1. Stacy Carol sophmore- I don't understand why the district won't drop this.I have
never been suspended. I am a straight A student. I want to get back to class.
2. Parker Gordon Superintendent - I cannot comment on this specific case or
discuss an individual student's discipline issues. Together we designed a plan that was
appropriate for our district . Facial jewelry did not make the cut. we have a dress code to
have order and discipline in our schools. we also want our students to understand
expectations in dress.
3. Lareina Carol Parent- The piercing is part of Stacy's religion. My daughter wants
to go to class, but she also doesn't want her First Amendment rights trampled.
4. Jett Ramirez constitutional lawyer- People cry First Amendment violations all of
the time. The school district should hold its ground. I believe the courts will see the
absurdity in this.
5. Sonia Stephens, Aclu lawyer - Stacy has a solid case. It is in the best interest of
the school district to allow her a religious exemption from the dress code. A court case
could be costly and lengthy. The district doesn't have much to stand on since it already
has two religious exemptions on file.
Facts
1. Stacy and her mom had been searching for a church since they moved to town
last year, they meet at the minister's house with about 7 to 10 members each sunday
2. The school board created this dress code in 2009 , the district sought input from
students, faculty and community members
3. Stacy wants to stand up for herself she believes in her church and her religion.
4. The U.S. Supreme court weakened the reach of the free- exercise clause in
1990 by ruling that government no longer must show a compelling state interest.
5. Sonia Stephens believes Stacy's case and strong and they should allow her
piercing.

Rough draft

On April 10 there will be a disciplinary hearing to discuss Stacy Carols lip piercing that is
in violation of the school's dress code.
Stacy and her mom Lareina Carol had been searching for a church since they moved to
town last year, they joined the Church of Body Modification and meet at the minister's house
with about seven to ten members each Sunday.
I don't understand why the district won't drop this, Stacy said. I have never been
suspended. I am a straight A student. I want to get back to class.
The school board created this dress code in 2009 and the district sought input from
students, faculty and community members.
I cannot comment on this specific case or discuss an individual student's discipline
issues, Superintendent Parker Gordon said. Together we designed a plan that was appropriate
for our district . Facial jewelry did not make the cut. We have a dress code to have order and
discipline in our schools.
Stacy wants to stand up for herself because she believes in her church and her religion.
The piercing is part of Stacy's religion, Lariena said. My daughter wants to go to class,
but she also doesn't want her First Amendment rights trampled.
The U.S. Supreme court weakened the reach of the free- exercise clause in 1990 by
ruling that government no longer must show a compelling state interest.
People cry First Amendment violations all of the time, Constitutional lawyer Jett
Ramirez said. The school district should hold its ground. I believe the courts will see the
absurdity in this.
American Civil Liberties Union lawyer Sonia Stephens believes in Stacy's case and that
the school should allow her piercing.
Stacy has a solid case, Stephens said. It is in the best interest of the school
district to allow her a religious exemption from the dress code. A court case could be

costly and lengthy. The district doesn't have much to stand on since it already has two
religious exemptions on file.