8-Year-Old Kicked Out Of VA Christian School For Being A Tomboy
Sunnie Kahle loves the Pittsburgh Steelers and wearing her hair short. Even though the 8-year old still identifies as a girl, her tomboy-ness was enough to get her kicked out of Timberlake Christian School in Timberlake, Virginia for "non-conforming."
Sunnie has been a student at the school in the 2013 - 2014 school year, but her grandparents just learned via a snail mailed letter that Timberlake administrators will not be welcoming her back come fall.
"We believe that unless Sunnie as well as her family clearly understand that God has made her female, and her dress and behavior need to follow suit with her God-ordained identity, that TCS is not the best place for her future education," the letter reads in part.
Outraged over the school's decision, Sunnie's grandparents have removed her from Timberlake ahead of schedule and enrolled her in public school. However, they report that Sunnie returns home crying because she can't be with her friends.
Watch a local news report from WSET below: