School Allows Sikh Father To Carry Sword On School Grounds
A Queensland school has allowed a father to carry a religious sword on its grounds.
Despite complaints from parents that it causes fear among the students, the man has been allowed to wear a kirpan – because he is of the Sikh religion.
By Queensland law, the blunt knife is illegal on school grounds, however the Education Department said it would allow the item to be worn by parents and students on a case by case basis.
According to the Courier Mail, the Principal allowed the sword, however, asked the parent to conceal it better.
A spokesperson for the acting Education Minister, backed the handling of the situation.