The Star of David is no longer banned in Harrison County, Mississippi schools.

Overturning its August 16 ruling, the Harrison County School Board has voted unanimously to lift the ban, which had been instituted because the Jewish religious symbol bears a resemblance to a six-pointed star being worn by some gang members.

Catholic League president William Donohue welcomed the board’s latest action:

“The Harrison County School Board was right to acknowledge its mistake and to act so swiftly to rectify it. Its initial decision would have been counter-productive. Barring religious expression by students is no way to reduce the incidence of violence in schools.

“The members of the Harrison County School Board have acted responsibly. We commend them.”

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