SALT LAKE CITY— A Utah clergyman on executive leave apologized Monday for creation 9-year-old Catholic tyro William McLeod rinse off a Ash Wednesday cranky from his forehead, observant it was a misunderstanding.
Fourth-grade clergyman Moana Patterson pronounced Monday she suspicion a cranky was dirt, and she gave William a soppy purify to purify off not meaningful it was a eremite symbol. She pronounced that she hopes everybody can pierce brazen and build bargain together. Patterson was surrounded by relatives and students who support her during a news discussion hold during Utah state capitol in Salt Lake City.
“My whole life has been centered around respecting diversity,” Patterson said. “I would never intentionally disregard any sacrament or any dedicated symbol.”
The occurrence occurred final week during Valley View Elementary School in Bountiful, Utah.
“This is something that happens when people aren’t indispensably unprotected to other cultures other religions. It’s not always indispensably meant spirited,” pronounced Republican Utah Sen. Todd Weiler, who represents a area.
Patterson left a news discussion though holding questions after she review from a prepared statement. It’s different if she has a eremite affiliation. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, widely famous as a Mormon church, comment for about two-thirds of Utah residents. The faith doesn’t observe Ash Wednesday.
Karen Fisher, William’s grandmother, pronounced she’s not utterly prepared to accept a reparation since Patterson pulpy a child to mislay a pitch even after he explained a stress twice. “It’s kind of tough to swallow, a little, for me,” she said.
Fisher doesn’t wish Patterson to remove her pursuit or for any mistreat to come to her, though pronounced a mangle is fitting to safeguard she and others in a village are wakeful of other faith traditions. “There needs to be training for all religions, all beliefs,” she said.
In Utah, Catholics are a minority. The 330,000 Catholics in a state comment for about 10 percent of a population, pronounced Jean Hill during a Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City.
William had only returned to a propagandize after attending Catholic mass when Patterson called a charcoal imprinting “inappropriate” and gave him a palm purify to purify it off in front of his classmates, Fisher said.
Patterson was called into a assembly with a principal and a propagandize house about a occurrence and called Fisher to apologize, Davis School District orator Chris Williams pronounced final week. The Davis School District non-stop an review into Patterson’s movement and placed her on paid executive leave.
Williams pronounced there were no updates about a ongoing review about Patterson’s actions.
Tiffany Ivan Spence, who pronounced she’s a primogenitor of one of William’s classmates, pronounced she also suspicion a cranky on a boy’s front was dirt. She pronounced it was a disagreement and not an conflict opposite religion.
“He came into my home and to me it looked only like a smudge,” Ivan Spence said. “When we initial saw Will, my instinct was to also palm him a wipe. It would have been common clarity for any chairman who cares about children to assistance them if they didn’t know they had that on their head.”