Mom Accuses Private School of Expelling Daughter After Seeing Her Birthday Photo

The mother of a girl who was attending a private Christian school in Kentucky is accusing the school of wrongly expelling her daughter from school because she alleges that they did it over misunderstandings over a picture of the girl on her most recent birthday.

Kayla Kenney's mother said that her daughter was out celebrating her 15th birthday with family when naturally they snapped a photo of her and her birthday cake.

When the photo was uploaded onto Facebook the head of the private school must have seen it and called to inform the mother than Kayla was expelled because of what they saw in the post.

What is at the crux of the controversy is that in the photo, the girl is seen wearing a rainbow sweater and her birthday cake is rainbow colored as well. Kayla's mom said the school told her the shirt "demonstrates a posture of morality and cultural acceptance contrary to that of Whitefield Academy's beliefs."

In other words, they're saying that since the rainbow has become a symbol of identifying and celebrating the LGBTQ community, it at least gives the appearance that she is advocating for that lifestyle and for that she was expelled.

In a statement to Fox News, the school, however, maintains that the decision was not “solely for a social media post,” but because of violations of the student code of conduct “numerous times over the past two years.”

“In the fall, we met with the student to give her a final chance to begin to adhere to our code of conduct. Unfortunately, she did not live up to the agreement, and therefore, has been expelled,” the statement read.

“Whitefield Academy is a Christian-based school with a 43-year history of educating students in a learning environment informed by our shared Christian values. All parents who enroll their children in our private school know up front that we ask the students to adhere to a lifestyle informed by our Christian beliefs.”