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NC Teen: Nose Ring More Than Fashion, It's Faith

• AP
A soft-spoken 14-year-old's nose piercing has landed her a suspension from school and forced her into the middle of a fight over her First Amendment right to exercise her religion.

Ariana Iacono says she just wants to be a normal teenager at Clayton High School, about 15 miles southeast of Raleigh. She has been suspended since last week because her nose ring violates the Johnston County school system's dress code.

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Comment by Joe Tittiger
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IMHO body piercing does not qualify as a religion as intended in the Constitution.

That being said the Constitution does not give us our rights nor is it all inclusive. She certainly has a right to dress as she chooses. The only exception to this would be if she attended a private school. She does not.

I also believe that she is covered under my interpretation of the first amendment and the way the kangaroo courts have interpreted it.