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Christian student suspended after putting up Bible verses in her school

Christian student suspended after putting up Bible verses in her school

Christian student Gabby Helsinger

A school suspended a Christian student after she hung Bible verses around the school grounds, without its permission.

Gabby Helsinger noticed rainbow flags along the hallways of her Lebanon High School in Ohio last week (7 March).

So she decided to do something about it.

‘I felt the need to write down some Bible verses so I could put them around my school,’ she said in a viral Facebook video. ‘I was coming back from lunch… and I seen (sic) the teachers taking them down.’

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Gabby Helsinger then continued: ‘The next day I got called to the office.’

She revealed the school gave her an in-school suspension (ISS) for ‘abuse of others, disrespect and rudeness.’

They also claim she put the Bible verses up to target the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) organization.

‘I did not know what the GSA organization was or meant,’ she claimed. This is despite, later in the video, she said she sees the ‘gay club’ on the morning announcements video at least once a month.

Rainbow school bus.
Rainbow school bus. | Photo: William Helsen / Flickr

She then explained why she did what she did.

‘I seen (sic) that there was (sic) people in my school that needed help,’ she said. ‘They don’t need to be living in the confusion of wondering if they need to be gay, bi, lesbian or trans, or anything like that.’

‘I know that God is the only way they can be healed by that and that’s why I did it,’ she revealed.

Towards the end of the video, Gabby also revealed she didn’t know students needed to get permission before hanging anything up around school.

Gabby’s mother Tina posted the video to Facebook, with the caption: ‘Lebanon schools (sic) celebrates evil and punishes righteousness!! Parents – if this was happening to your child – what would you do?’

The outraged mother then urged people to flood the school with complaints.

Watch the full video:

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