Transgender student says he was banned by Christian school

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) - A student claims that the Christian school he's attended since kindergarten has told him he's no longer welcome because of his transgender identity.

Seacoast Media Group reports (http://bit.ly/2xPYU2b) that Stiles Zuschlag transferred to a Maine public high school for his senior year after he was told he was no longer welcome at Tri-City Christian Academy in Somersworth. Zuschlag said he was told he could consider homeschooling or Christian counseling.

Tri-City Christian Academy administrator Paul Edgar declined to speak about Zuschlag's case citing privacy issues.

N.H. Department of Education spokeswoman Lori Kincaid said Tri-City Christian Academy doesn't receive federal funds through the state office.

New Hampshire education attorney Andru Volinsky said a religious school can legally ask a student to leave regardless of whether it receives federal funding.

© 2017 Associated Press


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