“Zero tolerance” insanity is what I think motivates the school board on this.
Policy prohibits school boards from distinguishing this young man’s prayer beads from someone else who might be using rosary beads as a weapon or garrotte.
You are right, the school’s policy was insane.
What if gangs suddenly began wearing American Flags, would the school then ban the saluting of the flag? We can’t and should not allow evil to usurp our traditional symbols of good. For centuries the rosary beads have been a symbol and instrument of “good”. It was right for the court to uphold that.