Footloose in Findlay

A Christian high school in Findlay, Ohio -- just down the road from where I grew up -- is forbidding one of its students from attending a prom at another high school.
Tyler Frost, 17, a senior at Heritage Christian School, said he plans to attend the dance with his girlfriend, who is a student at Findlay High.

“Nothing’s going to change my mind, although I’m really shocked that this is happening to me,” the teenager said Friday night.

Heritage Christian is an 84-student Baptist school that forbids dancing, rock music, and hand-holding. Tyler signed a statement agreeing to the school’s rules at the beginning of the school year, principal Tim England said.

Instead of graduating with his class May 24, Tyler will be suspended and given an incomplete on his remaining assignments if he attends the prom. He would be barred from graduation, but would be given a diploma upon successful completion of his final exams, the principal said.
In the remake, the role of the principal will be played by Kevin Bacon.

Cross-posted from Bark Bark Woof Woof.

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