EDUCATION

Student Michelle Ramirez, Kirkwood Middle School Administrators Argue Over Dress Code

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."

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