An unlikely argument over semantics has erupted at one Kirkwood, Mo. middle school regarding the use of the word "hell," reports KTVI.
Michelle Ramirez, a student at North Kirkwood Middle School, wore a shirt to class that read:
"JESUS, HE SCARES THE HELL OUT OF YOU."
She was told to change into a different shirt, as school administrators thought the use of the phrase "the hell" encouraged a slang connotation, which is against school policy.
Ramirez maintains that she used the term literally, to communicate her religious beliefs. She told KTVI:
"I don't think it's a slang word because it's all capitalized, and even though the "Hell" is a different color, that it still mean the same thing: That he does scare the hell out of you, that you're not letting the devil in."