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Roncalli principal explains removal of Pride signs

Roncalli's principal is explaining why signs were removed from the school as students show their support for suspended counselor Shelly Fitzgerald.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Roncalli's principal is explaining why signs were removed from the school as students show their support for suspended counselor Shelly Fitzgerald.

Principal Chuck Weisenbach issued a statement explaining the signs removed were not for Fitzgerald.

"We believe there is a delicate balance between showing support for a staff member and advocating for a specific cause or political position. As such, signs hung throughout the school advertising and advocating for a "Pride Day" were removed earlier this week. We do not allow for this type of advocacy in our school, regardless of the cause or political position." – Chuck Weisenbach, Roncalli Principal

Students are allowed to wear rainbow attire and accessories in school and to school sporting events.

During Friday's home game, students will not be allowed to bring signs, posters, flags or banners.

Fitzgerald has been suspended for about a month since school leadership and the archdiocese learned about her same-sex marriage.