Southland Teen Says She Was Sent Home After Refusing To Change Shirt School Said Glamorized Suicide

CBS Los Angeles

ACTON ( — A Southland teenager says she was sent home from school because the administration thought a T-shirt glamorized suicide.

Hailey Monsour, an eighth grader at High Desert School, says she made the shirt this week as a way of remembering her classmate who deputies say took his own life.

“So, I put a heart with angel wings because I know that he went to heaven,” an emotional Monsour said Friday.

More than 100 people attended an evening vigil in search of closure but many say they can’t get it until the school lets them express their grief however they see fit.

Monsour says officials told her to change her shirt because she says they believed it sent the wrong message to students: that it’s okay to glorify suicide.
Monsour refused.

“I said, ‘No.’ They said, ‘We don’t think you understand.’ I said, ‘I understand. I can’t do that.’…

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