Student, 8, left in tears after being expelled over crush on other girl

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An eight-year-old girl was expelled from her school after telling another girl that she had a crush on her.

Chloe Shelton’s mum Delanie was called in to Rejoice Christian School in Oklahoma, the US, after she made the remark in the playground.

She says her daughter was sat down by the vice principal and told: “The Bible says you can only marry a man”.

Chloe was expelled along with her five-year-old brother, Delanie claims.

She told Fox 23 : “The vice-principal asked me how do I feel like girls liking girls and I said if we’re being honest, I think it’s okay for girls to like girls and she looked shocked and appalled.”

She added: “They ripped my kids out of the only school they’ve ever really known, away from their teachers and friends they’ve had over the past four years, over something my daughter probably doesn’t know or fully understand

The family now have to find a new school for their children in the middle of a pandemic.

Delanie continued: “Whatever makes people happy they should be allowed to do.

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“She was upset and crying and asking me if God still loves me if she is wrong for the way that she feels.

“The superintendent called me and let me know that they would be ending their partnership with our family.”

The school told Delanie that it does not allow boyfriend or girlfriend relationships on campus.

However, its handbook reportedly does not cite it as grounds for expulsion.

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Rejoice School said in a statement: “Due to privacy and other factors, it is the school’s policy to refrain from public comments regarding any particular student or family.”

The Daily Star has approached the school for further comment.

Chloe’s community is planning of a show of support for her on Saturday, January 30 and will post signs in her front garden for the family to see.

Chloe said: “I feel so loved and supported, thank you so much to everyone who helped me feel better for being who I am.”

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