Christian student suspended for prom

FINDLAY, Ohio, May 11 (UPI) -- A senior at a Christian school in Findlay, Ohio, has been barred from graduation for attending a prom at a secular high school, his family said.

Tyler Frost, 17, disobeyed his principal at Heritage Christian to accompany his girlfriend to her prom at Findlay High School Saturday night, The Findlay (Ohio) Courier reported Monday.


Frost danced, held hands with his girlfriend and listened to rock music in violation of Heritage Christian's fundamentalist Baptist rules, the Courier reported.

Frost, as of Monday, was suspended from school, barred from graduation ceremonies, given incompletes on his remaining assignments and would not receive his diploma until completing final exams, said a letter from Tim England, the principal at Heritage.

"Should a Christian place themselves at an event where young ladies will have low cut dresses and be dancing in them?" England asked on the school's Web site.

Stephan Johnson, Frost's father, said he plans to sue Heritage Christian for its treatment of his son, the Courier said.

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